my sister took this photo a few days ago.
i love this kid. this kid also needs a haircut.
elijah has been getting better and better at talking lately. now, you still can't really tell what on earth he is trying to tell you most days, but he certainly is trying! something else he is doing much of is copying. he copies kids at the park, movie characters, and most of all me. the last one, i think, gives me the most pause.
how have my words been lately?
are they something i want to see a reflection of in my son?
uh, i don't know about you, but this mama needs to watch her tongue.
i don't have a habit of "filthy" talk, but i do have a knack for being curt and cross.
even sarcasm and sass. i can take it all too far. i don't want my son copying me. at all.
while pondering this, i realized that it's not just a bad thing to pass on to elijah.
it is an offensive thing to my lord.
sometimes, i don't think before i speak. awful things are sure to happen then.
even worse? sometimes i do think before i speak, evil things, and i say them anyway.
none of this pleases jesus. it grieves me that i struggle with my words and my thoughts in this way.
i'm praying over this sin in my life right now.
i have always and likely will always, struggle with this.
i know i won't be perfect and holy on this earth, but i do want to grow in jesus.
this verse is being committed to memory, along with some others on the subject.
i am hoping you'll join me and memorize it!
HE is our rock and our redeemer!
HE can help us fight our sinful nature.
HE can help us be better for his glory. for our good. for the good of our family.