Tag: Patience

Grumbling: A Heart Issue

It’s usually associated with mumbling under our breath, disgruntled words or sounds, and a sense of visible (and, I’d say, audible) displeasure. I’ve been before the LORD the last couple weeks with this topic (check out the last post for more), and He’s pressing… Continue Reading “Grumbling: A Heart Issue”

What’s Love NOT to Do?

According to Psychology Today, “When doctors and therapists teach patients to turn negative thoughts and worries into positive affirmations, the communication process improves, and the patient regains self-control and confidence. But there’s a problem: The brain barely responds to our positive words and thoughts.… Continue Reading “What’s Love NOT to Do?”

Love: the Key Ingredient

Physical connection…That’s what some people believe strong love is. There are parts of this that are true…making time and making effort produces strong love, but a key element is missing from this equation. If this element is absent, love becomes whatever you want it… Continue Reading “Love: the Key Ingredient”

Is it Okay, if I Love My Red Pen?

I used to envy teachers. Not only did they get to write on a chalkboard or markerboard, but they got to correct papers (how naive was I?!?)! I’d see corrections in red on a paper or test and think they were beautiful…as long as… Continue Reading “Is it Okay, if I Love My Red Pen?”

Service with Kindness

I love this sweatshirt of my daughter’s! It’s amazing how many compliments she’s received when wearing it! You can see people read it, then re-read it! Their heads kind of tilt to the side, like a dog, when he’s trying to figure out what’s… Continue Reading “Service with Kindness”

Pruning Day

I went out of my way to help. I rearranged things in my day to be there, and God brought things to mind that may have been overlooked. It’s always more fun to offer to do things before you’re asked! Yet, in all of… Continue Reading “Pruning Day”

Take a Look in the Mirror

It was the…I don’t know (I lost count)…time that I told him, “No,” and redirected him to something he could have. My patience was getting exercised, for sure! Our puppy is growing quickly and has found that it’s pretty easy for him to get… Continue Reading “Take a Look in the Mirror”