Jan 30, 2015

Foodie Friday: Taste Of Our Table

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Jan 29, 2015

I Am Still Being Consistent‏

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I have still remained consistent in my Bible reading, and it has been very fulfilling. I hope to show my faithfulness through my consistent Bible reading. I want to share a portion of the Bible that I read last week. I plan to pray these scriptures out regularly toward my life and the individuals of my home.  I believe these are great scriptures for anyone to pray out towards themselves and to their own loved ones

Psalms 19:7-12 KJV

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Psalms 19:13-14 KJV

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer.

Jan 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: A Loss To My Backyard Floock

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Jan 27, 2015

My Consistency Success Continued‏...

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Middle reminds me so much of how I was when I was younger and is the most difficult child for me to handle. Practicing gentleness and long suffering with Middle has cut out a lot of stress and drama between us. Last week Middle threw a fit, as normal, after having to miss a school field trip because of illness.  Middle woke up hacking and coughing but was determined to go to school for the class field trip.  A melt down turned into a fit with the revaluation that my husband and I said no to going to school. This was Middle's second melt down since being home sick. Melt downs are frequent and consist of stomping, slamming doors throwing things, kicking walls and doors, yelling, wailing and screaming. Middle basically tries to make as much noise and distraction as possible.
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I choose to ignore the first melt down last week. At the end of that day Middle expected something that I did not allow, and I explained that it was because of the bad attitude earlier. With the second fit I tried to talk the situation down because I felt sorry over situation. It made me sad that Middle was sad.

When Middle first realized that school was a no go, I tried to talking but my child was not hearing any of it. Being sent to the bedroom only escalated the melt down. I went up stairs and calmly asked why such a big fit. Surprisingly, Middle calmed down and  told me it was sadness over not going on the field trip. I said that I understood the sadness and it was okay to be sad but no matter what bad actions it still would not change the situation of not going to school. I let Middle know of my and that we could do something special once the illness passed. I was truly amazed that the tantrum ended quite quickly and that I went back downstairs stress free for a change after one of these moments.

Being gentle and long suffering with my older children has rewarded me with a more positive relationship with them. It has also greatly lowered my stress level. I plan to continually putting gentleness and long suffering into practice and I am looking forward to see how my change in myself will better change things in and around my life.

Thursday I will post about one more short term consistency success. I hope these posts will encourage me to keep being consistent.