I just read What Our Kids Really Hear When We Yell and I truly felt convicted. (It’s about getting cranky when we’re not in control and, thankfully, Kristen offers some wise thoughts about dealing with our own fussiness as well.)
My word for this year is “gracious” and, boy howdy, every time I turn around I’m convicted over being cranky, short and generally unhelpful.
I’m examining the “why” and it’s almost always about control. <sigh>
Why am I being cranky? Someone is being an inconvenience (they’re interrupting my plan) or someone isn’t doing what I want them to do (silly person, don’t they see my way is better).
So, I’ve been doing a fair amount of thinking about serving and loving and generally doing things God’s way, instead of my own.
If I survive this year, there is hope I will be a somewhat more gracious woman.
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18 ESV
Happy Wives Club: Happy Wives Club Book In Stores Today! Fawn’s new book is in the bookstores! Yeah! Seriously it’s a great book. Pick up a copy for yourself and one for a friend.
Too Darn Happy: Marriage: What story do you want to tell? Don’t settle for the ordinary.
The Better Mom: A Cranky Wife’s Life Ohmygosh! Crankiness seems to be going around.