Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

No Complaining

Well we finished our week of life skills and for the most part things went pretty well. The weather changed and it has been in the 50's and 60's so I decided we would do our dreaded changing the clothes for the season. This is something I despise. There was one exception this year. I had been talking with my children about us having a cheerful heart at all times, so I knew I would have to have a cheerful heart while going through clothes. The girls immediately started to complain when I told them what are big task for the week was going to be. I stopped them and said, "We will not murmur and complain this year we will just put our hand to it and get it done." Remember we are going to be cheerful when we are serving Him and others. Before we knew it we were finished. It took a day and half, this task normally takes us a good week. I told the girls isn't it much easier when we just set our hand to it and get the task done instead of complaining. I was pretty impressed, no yelling, no fits, and clean and organized rooms. Praise the Lord he does bless those who are diligent.


l.ann said...

I need to implement this practice more in my own life :o) Glad your week went so well, I wish I could say we're breaking out the winter clothes here, and in fact, we have ONCE, but the next day it was back up to mid 80's ~~~~ by the time we leave this area I may be used to the erratic "seasons" (LOL) Still it's much cooler than it was a month ago!!! Blessings!

Nana C said...

yes, I broke out the long pants and even wore a robe this week! Please know I got an e-mail from a friend of ours in the computer club and told her we were looking forward to a nice quiet winter with our family in Iowa. Yes, we are excited!

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Susan...I'm so blessed by your perspectives! I know none of us are perfect, but seeing your heart for the Lord, and you striving to pass on the rich heritage is SO refreshing! Thank you!! Love and hugs your way! ~abi