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My Bad Attitudes - Issue 314
September 13, 2013
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Another full week passes by: I can say that we had a good week as far as learning/study goes. The kids seemed to respond to tighter boundaries and are picking up personal responsibility for their progress. Naomi had her drama club performance last night. She did very well and it was good to see her taking on a different type of character than she has done before. We are so thankful for the community drama group and the opportunities that they are giving Naomi and other kids in the community. Jessica is doing well in Uganda. This week she was away at a national park. The regular tricky and intermittent internet became non-existent, so we were 3-4 days without contact, but I was very okay with that. I have been surprised at my contentment with her being away. It is a good place for a mum to be!!
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My Bad Attitudes
It is very easy to consider our kids bad attitudes, and boy do we jump on them!! But reality is we all have attitude. The question is – do we jump on ourselves? Do we receive correction from those around us and are we committed to change? We would like to see those responses in our kids – we need to be showing the way. Growth isn’t just for kids and when they hit adult-hood all growth stops. Growth is an issue for life.
This morning I reflected on some of the bad attitudes I’ve had over the years:
These issues - victim mentality, discontent, blaming others, negativity and exaggeration, are only some of the stinkin’ thinkin’ that we can go through as we live our daily lives. We can also
Over the last few months I’ve dealt with my own stinkin’ thinkin’ and here are some of the scriptures that I have focused on. I share them, because they are the truly balm for a confused, tired soul. Jesus said: Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Where better to find Jesus, than in the Word of God:
Phil 4: 12, 13 ESV – I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Philipians 4: 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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