I have been so inspired by a new blog I found Women Living Well written by an amazing Godly woman named Courtney who daily encourages her readers to Walk with the King. She too is a homeschooling mama to her precious children. I know this is my blog where I write all about my adventures of teaching preschool to my God given blessings of 2 sons, but this challenge is too good to not share with you other mommies out there. This month she is giving a challenge to speak gently to our children.
So I've taken the challenge! My heart's desire as a mom is train my children in the instruction of the Lord with a gentle and kind spirit. But let me be honest, I do not always succeed in this. Just last week I had a terrible, no good, very bad day and much of it stemmed from my not kind responses to my children. I was so saddened by my responses and want to speak gently to them. Thankfully, I serve a forgiving God who offers grace. And thankfully the next day was much better for all of us. :) I am realizing as a mom that my words and tone set the atmosphere for our family. I want that atmosphere to be of love and kindness and more than that I want our home to honor God in all that we say and do.
The assignment for the week from Courtney is: "I encourage you this week
to smile more, hug more, SLOW DOWN, listen, take a deep breath. When
you feel like screaming – whisper. Pray pray and then pray some more.
Take time to write out, meditate and memorize the 2 verses above, as you
Hop over to The Gentleness Challenge and check it out.
A more gentle Mommy,