I want to show you my schedule for today:
|Notice how nothing is checked off yet and how one of my children already has 3 sad faces on the board.|
My kids were having a hard time playing kindly, speaking kindly and just behaving with love towards each other this morning. It happens...it happens often. It will continue to happen if my husband and I fail to point them toward right attitudes and thinking and behavior according to God's word.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Mt. 5:9
So, I gave them 20 minutes to play anything they wanted as long as they were playing fairly and nicely.
I read Matthew 5:9 and talked about peace and how we are going to have peace today and with one another.
My personality likes lists, a plan and a routine. It's as if my life is on a schedule in my mind and I have a hard time with 'detours'. Basically, I have a hard time with GRACE, NOT PERFECTION. But, I'm learning as, I teach my kids.
Don't think that this blogger has it all together because of the nice pictures I show or links I put up. Life here is real and tough and in need of peace and a whole lot of GRACE.