"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor." ~Romans 12:10
Thoughts from Sally Clarkson
(Author of The Mission of Motherhood and originally posted on the M.O.B. Society)
A strong gentle hand (kindness and gentleness)From Brooke:
I noticed that when I treated my boys in a gentle way, with respect and spoke directly to them, at eye level, and touched their little backs or shoulders, they were much more attentive.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath," from Proverbs became the pattern for my speech to my boys. Treating them with gentleness and patience created a desire in them to become civil with me. I was firm and consistent, but honored their desire for kindness.
Remember, kindness is not something that comes naturally. We're selfish, sinful beings who mostly want our own way. No, kindness is a learned art, usually caught by experiencing it first-hand from the hands of the people closest to us.
May__our sons__be kind and compassionate to others, forgiving, just as in Christ God forgave
him (Ephesians 4:32)
Lord, I pray for renewed strength today! show us all that you have in store for us through these days of seeking your wisdom and will for training up our sons in the way they should go! Help us to show kindness to them always even when our patience is tried, and we are drained may we always bear fruit of kindness just as you do towards us. Lord, we trust you and love all that you are doing in our lives. thank you for hearing us and for loving us as you do!