"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.
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!