Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ask and You Shall Receive

"A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been raised by a queen."

I saw this the other day and it struck me enough to have made note.  No, it's not so much that I want to be a queen - but I want the boys to be the kind of men who are going to treat the women in their lives well, be it sister, friend, stranger, - and especially their wives.

Since the boys came home, I've spent a lot of time praying for wisdom, and the ability to sort the world's psychology ("boys will be boys" - insert gagging noise here) from true understanding.

You know how you read your bible, pretty much daily, for years, knowing that you've read some verses a zillion times over, but for whatever reason something jumps out and smacks you in the face?

Well, since you can't see me, let me tell you - I've got a big, Proverb shaped mark on my face from being smacked this morning.

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Pr 25:15.

I have no doubt that those of you who know me in real life are having a good laugh right about now.  Forbearance and a soft tongue are pretty much the antithesis of my genetic make up, to say the least.

But we serve a mighty God, a miracle worker.  He moves mountains and raises the dead.

Growing in me forbearance and a soft tongue is not impossible.

However, it should be an interested ride!


  1. I'm also noticing the words "by long forbearing"... kind of the opposite of all those cheery (bleck) books like "Have A New Teen in 10 Days!!!"

    And, btw, I have to confess to being guilty of saying "boys will be boys" - but I hope only in the context of explaining exuberance and adventure. NOT to excuse sinful behavior. ;D


  2. Oh, I have no problem with, "Boys will be boys" in the he-gave-me-a-special-rock-so-he-loves-me sort of way! :)


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