Sibling rivalry is an expected challenge when you have more than one child.
But, lately my kids are driving me
to drink crazy with all of their bickering.
Yesterday, I almost offered them up for trade on craigslist.
My kids for your iPad
It’s that fussy, whining, ridiculous kind of arguing and it just gets under my skin and sort of makes me want to freak out!
I take a deep breathe and turn to my savior. Because, if Jesus can’t help me…
…well, let’s not even go there, because if Jesus can’t help than we have a real problem, sistas!
We need peace in our home today, and I have that loving conviction that it needs to start with me.
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. ~Proverbs 14:1
Every so often I do that really hard thing we all need to do sometimes and take a good hard look in the mirror.
Lately, what I see looking back at me is someone that isn’t enjoying life very much.
I’m just going through the motions of the day-to-day and not appreciating the blessings that are right in front of me.
I’m rushing to the end of each day hoping that I find some peace and quiet at night, only to fall asleep before I get the chance.
Then, another morning comes and I’m aggravated before the day even begins.
I need a heart check.
The kids arguing and bickering has lead me to realize that the peace we all need in our home is not found in the quiet of night, but within our own hearts.
For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.~ Luke 6:45
I need to refresh, rejuvenate, and find my smile.
I truly believe that our children are a reflection of us, and mine doesn’t look so hot right now.
Yes, sibling rivalry is natural, but I can’t ignore the call to look inside my own heart and do a little work there.
Because, let’s face it, yelling at my kids and complaining about them complaining isn’t really working.
Do everything without complaining or arguing…then you will shine like stars. ~Philippians 2:14-15
Plus? Laughter is the best way to start the day!
I miss Seinfeld!
“Serenity Now! Serenity Now!”