First things first - meet 5:16 gal Traci from...
Traci was the second gal to sign on to our little club. She first caught my attention when I read that she had adopted a little boy. For those of you who have gotten to "know" me through this blog, you know I have a HUGE heart for adoption (and can't wait to adopt myself). She is a hero to me (and her boy). Check this post out to be in awe of her commitment.
Not only should you check out her blog, but prepare for the smile vs. tears episode you are going to go experience when you read "The Story of Us in 100." If you don't play tug-o-war with your emotions on this one, you're just not human. :)
Her MMM post this week is on living with intention. Here is a little excerpt:
What I've been seeking the most over the last 2 weeks is the idea of a New Years resolution. The mornings I have risen early I've sat quietly with my beautiful Christmas tree* and asked God to reveal to me what 2009 needs from me. In the end I decided to choose a word that I wanted to use to convey my goal for day to day living. My word is intention.
Now go check it out!
Motivate Me Monday - CommunicationAs many of you know, I am beginning a series tomorrow on modesty (10 Days To Modesty!), a rather hot topic. I have found myself in a roller coaster of emotions when it comes to the way women dress. I have gone from compassionate to angry and everything in between. How can I communicate to Christian women the utmost importance of modesty in a culture that is seeped with feminist ideology and laize-fair attitudes about dress, even in the church?
When communicating truth I must guard my words and not speak out of anger.
I must be careful that I am using my words to edify instead of tear down, making sure to give grace instead of condemnation.
"Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him." Proverbs 29:20
If I am quick with my words, such as in a venting session, I am worse off than a fool.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
I must be gentle if I am to be effective in my communication. If I just spout out harsh words (which is so easy to do), all I will accomplish is anger.
My heart through the modesty series to offer truth and grace in a humble and edifying fashion. As you comment, I ask that you would also take heed with your words and the attitude of your heart.
Your Turn! *You do not have to be a 5:16 am gal to participate!
- What have you learned and/or how God has spoken to you lately?
- Share some advice, wisdom, practical applications, tips you've learned, etc. that you think would benefit and motivate others.
*Make sure to link directly to your MMM post and then link back here!