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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fresh Fruit

Yesterday I was putting some things together for our Bible time. I love it when God uses a lesson I plan for the boys to speak to my heart.

As part of our curriculum, we are slowly working our way through The Young Peacemaker. I really want to teach the boys how to resolve conflict God's way. As they get older they bicker with each, argue, and some days-drive me crazy by not being nice to each other.

We're learning that conflict starts in the heart!


Conflict arises when we don't get what we want. Ouch!

It's really making me take a look in the mirror and address some of my own issues with resolving conflict. I see how conflict affects not only my relationships, but also my parenting.

I made these posters and hung them on our fridge yesterday. We're talking a lot about the root of our desires and the fruit those desires produce. It's pretty tough conviction when you realize how much of your own desires are selfish in nature. Thankfully, His grace is enough!

I'm praying that God will do a great exchange in our hearts.

Everyone needs to add a little fresh fruit to their diet! No?

"What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it..."~James 4:1-2

"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."~Galatians 5:22-23

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."~Psalm 37:4

I'm linking up with Hip Homeschool Moms today, and hope to see what others are up to in the homeschool world. :)

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5 Comments:

At October 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

What a cute and creative idea to help them resolve their differences.

 
At October 18, 2011 at 3:43 PM , Blogger becca said...

cute idea

 
At October 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM , Blogger Marla said...

I love this idea! What a fabulous visual reminder of God's desires for loving others!

 
At October 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Love this! There are lots of ideas & crafts, but less of the stuff that makes you stop & ponder. We were just talking about fruits of the spirit this past week too. Really enjoyed hearing your heart.
I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

 
At October 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Ugh. What a great, and hard to hear, reminder. I was so convicted about just that thing earlier in the day as I sat to answer an email, and snapped at my oldest because he kept interrupting my train of thought. Had I just let the email rest for later, my son wouldn't have been pushed aside, and I wouldn't have lost my temper. Thanks for the reminder...Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

 

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