Monday, November 2, 2009

The Proverbs 31 Woman Challenge - Day 8

Happy Monday y'all, and welcome to our Challenge Day 8! Since I am a little late in posting this, I am just going to jump right in with our verses:

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness. -Proverbs 31:26&27

I like how the importance of our speech is listed as one of the character qualities of the Proverbs 31 Woman. And, it is not just what we say that is important, it is how we say it---wisdom tempered with kindness = a great combination! Also, I like how the Virtuous Woman "does not eat the bread of idleness"...I mean, how could she?!! From what we've already read we know that she's a woman on the go! She's probably lucky to just eat bread! So, what are our challenges for today? Well, here you go!

Challenge - Day 8

-Make note of ways you will purposefully change your speech to convey kindness through your words. AND/OR make a point to speak with gentleness to someone who you may normally be a bit short with (i.e. a grumpy kiddo!). You can still use disciplinary words with kindness! Try it!

-Examine if there are any ways in which you are "idle" and work on a remedy! You don't have to be on the go 100% of the time, and there is room for fun in every day---but if your "idleness" is causing certain areas of your home to fall in disrepair then you've got a problem! ;)

Okay, y'all, I've gotta go---my mom just came in town, and I am going to go spend some quality (& quantity!) mother/daughter time with her!


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