March 13th

What a glorious day! It was 76º, and I felt like warminup.gif Laundry was hung on the line,th_takingclothesingif.gif and we had hamburgers on the grill.campfire.gif Nothing could be better when you are longing for spring!!! The smell of fresh air, and the earth beginning to warm……..ahh!!!!

We stopped at the Serenity Tea House today, and the boy starts his job Monday at 7AM. I am not happy with that time, but she said that she wants him to learn how to open and close, but the other 2 shifts will be his primary. We got all his paperwork and we went to the Good Will and found some very nice shirts. They had one pair of black pants, but they were to small.

Math was a disaster today. The boy was on the verge of tears the entire time, and so was I. I finally called it quits half way though the lesson. I don’t think either of us could have taken any more.

Tomorrow we leave bright and early for Akron. I Looked on Google Earth for directions. Sooooo much better than map quest…….tons better! Now I feel more confident about driving up there. I think before I leave, I will look at it again, just to refresh.

Now….for the tongue lesson. For those of you reading these, these lessons are coming from the book called 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue.

17.  The Tactless Tongue

We will always get more mileage from diplomacy than tactlessness.  One of the most important skills we can develop is the ability to deal with others with sensitivity and to speak inoffensively when we find ourselves in difficult or problematic situations.  It  is never necessary to be brutally honest.  After all, can’t we be honest without being brutal?

Colossians 4:6~~Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will not offend another.

18.  The Intimidating Tongue

The intimidater counts on his victim to wilt in the face of verbal attack.  God has never meant for anyone to oppress or dominate another person.  If you are an intimidater, it is time to get in touch with why you feel you need to gain power or control over others.  Maybe you need a good counselor.

1 Samuel 17:44~~The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”

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