Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gentleness Challenge - Week 2

Our Assignment for the week: I encourage you this week to smile more, hug more, SLOW DOWN, listen, take a deep breath.  When you feel like screaming – whisper.  Pray pray and then pray some more.  Take time to write out, meditate and memorize 2 Corinthians 15:17 and Galatians 5:22-23.

To help with this week's challenge, I decided I needed to change some habits of my own.  So I made it a point to:
  • Wake up 1 hour before everyone else to exercise, read my Bible, pray, and get ready for the day
  • Make breakfast to be served BEFORE leaving the house and reading Proverbs to my son at the table
  • Made a NEW schedule and made sure to include "snuggle with mommy" times throughout the day
  • In the evenings, instead of watching TV as a family, we are doing devotions, activities, and taking time to enjoy each other
  • After my son goes to bed, I clean the kitchen and prep breakfast/lunch for the next day
These changes REALLY helped ease morning frustrations that lead to anger and yelling... and NOW we have smiling happy faces! :) And plenty of giggles at the breakfast table.

Then we created a "kindness/gentleness" jar for each person.  Every time any one of us does something kind or gentle, a "jewel" is awarded and placed in their jar.  At the end of this week, we'll make a crown to remind us that God also rewards us for all the kind/gentle things we do and gives us a crown of jewels in heaven.

I love this challenge!!! :)



  1. I hope this week went well for you! Keep it up!

    1. Thank you, Rachel! I'm still adjusting to our new schedule and this week new changes took place with my work schedule... it's a challenge, but I'm determined to keep up with it! :)