Well, I guess the best intentions don’t always make things work out the way you want, now do they?
Seriously…what is up with that?!?! I mean, I set out the clothes, got the lunch boxes ready, (you are still singing that song in your head while I post…aren’t you?), got up early, rode the exercise bike, got a shower (that always makes the day better), and don’t you know what happened next…BAM! The kids looked at each other and one must have been breathing the others air because that was just about all it took to turn the day off the beaten tracks.
Has that ever happened to you? I mean, it happened so fast I really wasn’t prepared for it to come…but silly me, I have a pre-teen and a teenager (I am SO not that old, am I?) in the house, and from what I have been told this is somewhat normal! Ha, me? Normal! Never!
Any who…the kids recovered in time for our morning devotionals…thank God! Guess what the devotional was talking about? James 3:8-10 in which in my Message Bible says is…”The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father, with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. Curses and blessings out of the same mouth. My friends, this can’t go on.“
Holy Smokes…talk about being as my British friends say, “Spot On!”. Well…after much prayer and negotiating we were able to set the stage for the kids to walk out the door for Middle School. There are too many things tempting my kids (not specifically, but Middle School in general is a temptation for our youth today) at school and I did NOT want their last few moments at home to be yucky. So we broke out the Good Book and were able to turn it around…almost like a Do-Over! I love it!
So, even though the morning started out like a Manic Monday (you are STILL singing that song, aren’t you?) we were able, by God’s grace, to turn it around!
Sisters…never forget that we are in a spiritual battle for our kids! Always fight, always pray, and never give up!