Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taming the Tongue

I've been reading a lot of verses in my quiet time with the Lord that talks about taming the tongue, using kind words etc.
Ephesians 4:29- Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it might minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 25:11- A word fitly spoken is like apple of gold in pictures of silver.

Psalm 34:13 - Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking vile.

James 1:26 -If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not this tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

And let's not forget the other verses in James.
James 3:8- But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
vs 9-Therewith bless we God,even the Father and therewith curse we men, which made after the similitude of God.
vs 10- Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so be.

And there are a lot more verses about the tongue. I confess sometimes I have a hard time with my tongue.  I can get very defensive if I feel I've been wronged. Case in point someone said something negative about an idea I had. When I first read the comment, I wanted to write back and say something sarcastic. Then I thought about just letting it go,  but as I was chopping vegetables this evening  the Lord reminded me of the verses I've been reading. Ouch!
So I've decided I'm going to thank her for her lovely idea and kindly explain why I did things the way I did and leave it at that.

So my friends, how do you handle conflict?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update on Us

Well we have been doing well with trying to eat healthier meals.  The cookbooks I have been using are great. I sometimes will substitute ingredients like if the recipe calls for sour cream, I use the light version or I reduce the amount of salt called for in a recipe. We also are losing a little weight. Yay!!

I highly recommend  the cookbook Healthy Choices available from Carlise Press the publishers of Keepers at Home.  As a mentioned in an earlier post this cookbook uses no sugar, white flour or artificial ingredients. When the idea for this cookbook came out a few years ago, I thought how yucky! I had envisioned cardboard tasting food. Boy was I wrong! The recipes are so good!
The number  to order one is 1-800-852-4482. And while you are there get a subscription for KAH. One year for four issues is $14.00.
I don't get paid for the recommendation. I just want to offer these two great resources.
I will try to post a couple of recipes we tried in a later post.
Blessings to you all!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thank You Ladies!

Thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers regarding my husband's heart attack. They are so very much appreciated and you all are treasures to me. Hugs to you all!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Tim's Heart Attack

I shared last week my husband had a heart attack and since then I find my faith has been shaken. My mind is full of what ifs. What if Tim had died? What if he has another heart attack?
I know the Lord is watching over us. I know it was the prayers of family and friends who got him through this.

Needless to say, his heart attack has changed our lives forever. It has caused us to reevaluate our eating habits. Now this is not going to be easy. I bought a couple of Christian healthy cookbooks from the company that publishes Keepers at Home magazine. One is called  Healthy Choices which is full of recipes from Keepers at Home subscribers and the other one is Good and Healthy Cooking by Amanda and Marie Stoltzfus. Both cookbooks have recipes with no sugar, white flour and no artificial ingredients.
So begins my quest for a healthier family.