Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Putting it in Action

My prayer time this morning focused on supplication to the Lord for wisdom and strength to walk this new path of teaching with the children.

And so we embarked on this new journey this morning to give Caleb and Hannah a 'voice'.

No lectures, no frustration, only words of encouragement, eye contact and empathy.

Sounds easy--Not with a child who has learned every button that you have and tries to push them all, while looking at you with the most innocent eyes. But the choice is mine to recognize the pain in those eyes and try to help him find a voice to talk of his feelings, rather than push away those who want to love you because you fear loosing them too.

So we walk through day 1
-being 'present' with them
-looking at the inside
-giving voice

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