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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#2 Speak Without Accusing

Wow. What a day. Hurt feelings, friendships teetering on edge, drama, nonsense and exhaustion. Sometimes we all experience down right crummy days. Today was my turn. 

It's 7:51 pm and I am finally home after a quick trip to the store and Jaxon's last flag football game of the season. Essential oil in the diffuser. Silence and an empty house for a moment. A chance to catch my breath for the first time today. 

Speak without Accusing. 

James 1:19 ~ "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."

My interpretation of this: Listen. Wait. Respond. Keep no record of wrong doing. Be kind to each other, tender hearted and forgiving to one another.  

Love is patient. 

I came across a book review, popped over to Amazon, and placed my order after reading only the first couple of reviews. If you are Dave Ramsey nazi's like us, you will be happy to know that he endorses these books. "Love and Respect" by Emerson Eggerich, and there is an entire series! I'm going to attempt to dig into this one tonight and can't wait to let you know how it is! 

I wish I had some words of wisdom to end the night with, but instead I will wish anyone reading this a peaceful and restful  evening in hopes that tomorrow is a brighter day than today. 



  1. What a good post. Maybe we both should listen to the scriptures and say sorry and forgive one another. We both have said horrible things to one another, and for my part I am truly sorry.

    1. Diana, I am logging on for the first time since publishing this post. I agree, and I would like to say as well, I am sorry. It has been nice catching up with you and your family. I am thankful for that.