Friday, May 8, 2009

Gentle words...

I come from a family where words are rarely spoken quietly... we are loud... not screaming just loud most of the time. It took my hubby awhile to get use to it... okay maybe he isn't use to it, but he has found ways to deal with it... he may just disappear into the other room. He on the other hand comes from a family that uses very few words... let alone being loud. So when we got married that was an adjustment for both of us. I was and am very expressive with my words... sorry to say they are not always gentle words, but I am never hurtful on purpose. Luke's lack of word use can still be difficult for me at times... I use up my word allotment for the day, plus some of his, I am sure! *Ü*

I write in a journal quite often... thoughts or points I come across during my devotions that I don't want to forget. I was looking back at things I wrote a year ago & this is what I found:

"How much better it is when we speak gentle words of peace, not angry words of strife! Like bullets flying through the air, Our words can shatter peace; The Spirit helps control the tongue, And then the quarrels cease. Two cannot quarrel when one will not."

That is a mouth full, so to speak... I am sure it came from Our Daily Bread devotional. I need to remember that most of the time... speak words of gentleness.

Here is a little picture frame I made a couple weeks ago. It is a frame that was bought at the dollar spot, well, actually I didn't buy it... I found it in my mom's stash at her house. I decorated it with SU DSP Raspberry Tart... that paper is so stinkin' cute... I love it... some of my favorite colors.

I have lots on my plate for the next few days... I am working on a project that I will be sharing with you sometime next week... all I will say at this point is that it is a very big deal for me... a great honor... I ask for your prayers that God will use me in this endeavor... giving Him all the glory!

thanks for stopping... with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Anonymous said...

Beautiful words and picture frame. I came in from working in the yard - a wee bit tired - and glad I got on line to read your e-mail - it is so refreshing that I am ready to get back in the yard and go at it again. We are leaving for Bethany's in the morning but wanted to get some ouside things done since the weather is so beautiful. Have a great week-end.

Diane said...

This is a gorgeous frame, Carin! I love those papers too and they are fabulous on this frame. What a great find! I'll have to look for frames there.

I'm behind on my blog hopping and definitely want to stay here for awhile.

Can't wait to hear more about your surprise! *wink*!!