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“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:13-18

When my four children were preschoolers, they bickered constantly, I could hear their voices quickly rising in the playroom and I knew the inevitable, “Mmmmmoooooommmmm!!!” would soon follow. With the authority of parenting comes the responsibility of administering justice and offering wise counsel. Why me? Why don’t they take their grievances to one of their little friends? We all instinctively call upon those we know to be wise and understanding to settle our differences especially children.

It takes wisdom and self-control to bridle my own anger and patiently bear the anger of others. Who is wise and understanding among you? Are you the woman others go to for council? With maturity in Christ comes great responsibility. Not only do your friends and family draw on your wisdom, but the community is watching how you live your life and drawing conclusions about your God from what they observe. Knowledge of Christ is born of wisdom from heaven which qualifies you to enter into the King’s service. Let your prayer today be that your life demonstrates that wisdom so that in humility you will serve Him well.

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My friend, Cyndi, sent this video to me. It highlights the process of consumption by citizens of the US. Want to know where your stuff comes from and where it goes?  Well, if you don’t you should.  Our limited resources won’t last forever and the Earth we consume now, won’t be available for our children later.  The very children you and I will be at the mercy of someday.  Watch and learn, and hopefully change.   http://www.storyofstuff.com

My sister and her hubby recently recieved a precious gift from God. We are so delighted to welcome little W.J.H. at 4lbs. 12oz.  We were all heartbroken that we couldn’t be there to greet him into the world, but we will visit during Spring Break. Of course at the rate this little guy is eating, he won’t be “Little J” anymore!

I had asked the Lord for a special verse for J. and He directed me to Psalm 127

 Psalm 127

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1     Unless the Lord builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2     In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3     Sons are a heritage from the Lord,
children a reward from him.
4     Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
5     Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.