Thursday, January 15, 2009
Family Verse 2009
I have been reading through Ephesians, and found some wonderful verses that I have decided to focus on this year for our family.
Ephesians 4:16b, 23, 29, and 31-32. [This family] builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. [We will] be made new in the attitudes of our minds. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
That should help their mother control herself this year. The kids were a little disappointed that I had changed our family motto, tho. Unbeknownst to me, I guess our unspoken family motto from last year had come from either Romans or 2nd Hesitations, and was "Let us behave decently"!