Today was yet another wonky day! I took the daughter up to Akron to see a specialist. It was uneventful driving. I am soooooooo glad that I google earthed the directions. It helped tremendously!!! The doc was very nice, but ONLY wanted the facts. He got very impatient when he got more than the facts. He ordered blood work done, which we did there. I have to call back next week to see what the results are. I have not ever had to do that before. Always the doctor’s office called me.
The daughter fell asleep in the back seat, and the boy and I were trying to carry on a conversation, but I was having to raise my voice so he could hear me over the rain and the traffic, so he climbed up front with me. We had such a great time chatting.
I am tired. Emotionally, physically and mentally.
Now to the tongue.
19. The Rude Tongue
Rude people do not even have time to think about others. They are totally absorbed with their own agendas. What has made us so rude? Is it the overbooked schedules, demanding bosses, spoiled children and the stress of daily living? Perhaps our lack of patience can be attributed to the modern conveniences that allow us to do almost anything in seconds.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5~~Love is patient and kind. Love is not rude, love does not demand its own way.
20. The Judgmental Tongue
Judgmental people engage in a critical, fault-finding assessment of another person’s behavior. What is amazing is that they judge others by their actions but judge themselves by their intentions. Jesus bases His judgment of people’s behavior on nothing other than God’s standard. This is the ONLY basis from which we can righteously judge. We would do well to focus more on judging ourselves than for hunting for specks in the matters of others.
John 8:15-16~~You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.