Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bite that tongue

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.


If Bethany wears pajamas that keep her too warm, she says, she'll get the 'hot-ca-doolies'.

Today she dropped her bucket of crayons and they spilled all over the floor, she said, "Ahhhh, rat-ca-doodles!"

Later, she couldn't open a door and said, "Pickle juice!"

I love her slang, and wish more people would come up with their own exclamations. We were in the drive-thru at McDonald's last night and a lady was yelling about flipping some one off and rattling off one profanity after the other. People just don't think twice about what they say.
I often don't think twice about what I say either. I want to be more aware of thinking about what I say, before I say it. I am convicted about what I did say or am about to say about someone else because my children are listening. We all are in constant battle with the flesh, doing what feels good, what comes easy and gives us immediate gratification. {all of which, increase our selfishness and hinder our spiritual growth} Thankful for the reminder, from my 5 year old, to watch what comes out of my mouth.

3 comments:

{Kimber} said...

I know..it amazes me how explitives can just plop out of peoples mouths NO MATTER WHO IS AROUND {aka little kids}
RUDE!!!!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Bethany is so creative to come up with that all on her own!!

leah leah said...

We've been dealing with this issue more and more it seems lately. The use of profanity has gone up, especially in teens and young adults. Everywhere we go (here on island ESPECIALLY) we hear the F word used at least a dozen times. On more then one occasion I have asked the "filth offenders" to please be aware of the kids around them. It seems the lack of respect may behind this growing epidemic. =S

Your Bethany is ADORABLE! <3 You are doing a wonderful job with your kiddos!!!! Love you!!