This is a companion page for one I posted on November 7th this year. Oliver was enjoying the river.
I still don't have enough info to do any meaningful journaling on the page itself. I'm sure eventually I will find out about it, but Beth and John are very busy with the three and time is flying by for me, making me very busy myself.
I do love the pictures.
I really thought that once the election was over, I would have much more time for my scrapbooks, but it really hasn't worked out like that at all. Plus Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming quickly. Of course those are very busy times as well.
I hate to admit I've only chosen one small gift so far. Shoeboxes are due this Sunday. I just started searching for things to stuff in those boxes today. It has been fun so far, but time consuming. I Must finish those tomorrow, for Saturday is full as well.
Rick Warren's Daily Hope was good enough this Monday that I kept it in my email. I would like to post it now, due to a problem many are having.
Proverbs 19:11 NIV "A person's wisdom yields patience, it is to one's glory to overlook an offense."
Rick goes on the say that When you’re dealing with people who are offensive or irritating, you need to look past the behavior to the pain. Because everything we do is motivated by something. When people hurt others, it’s because they’re hurting on the inside. Hurt people, hurt people.
The more you understand about other people’s background, the more grace you’ll show them. Think of the people who you find the most difficult to deal with and who irritate you the most — you probably know nothing about their background. So you don’t cut them any slack. You don’t know that maybe they were molested. You don’t know that maybe they were orphaned. You don’t know that they’ve gone through three marriages and their husband walked out on them. You don’t know their story, so you’re not showing them any grace.
The Bible says in Proverbs 19:11, “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense” (NIV). With wisdom, you don’t get offended. Why? Because wisdom gives you patience. When you understand somebody’s background, you understand the stress that person is under — and it’s easier to show grace. That gives you patience to overlook the offense.
What I’m talking about here is real love. In fact, the Bible says refusing to be offended by other people is actually an act of mature love. It shows you how much love you’ve got in your heart. The more love you have in your heart, the harder it is to offend you on a personal basis.
The less love you have in your heart, the more insecure you feel and the easier it is to offend you. Proverbs 10:12 says, “Love overlooks the wrongs that others do” (CEV). The more I am filled with love, the less I’m going to be upset with you when you are demanding or demeaning or disapproving.
This is the first step in dealing with difficult people: You must choose to refuse to be offended or to take it personally.