LIFE. Today's short blog preempts a longer one written last night. I am still thinking, and there is a busy day ahead. I want to establish a Walking Habit and was able to get in two days this week, not enough for a habit but enough for a start. Other responsibilities will keep me from walking today. To establish a walking habit, I may have to start all over again next week.
Day 1, May 19: Walk for 1 1/2 hours. Walking with a friend was good visiting time and a good way to start the day.
Day 2, May 20: Walk for 1 1/2 hours. Today as we walked a teeny but yappy little dog wanted to attack us. He alternately nipped or barked at our heels. After following us for about two blocks, he gave up and went off in another direction. What happened to the leash law?
Those who bring trouble on their families inherit only the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise. --Proverbs 11:29
One sure way to bring trouble on your family is through misdirected anger. It is one of the most destructive weapons in the human aresenal. It causes us to inflict almost irreparable damage on a person's sense of trust and self-worth. It has driven people from the church and has divided families. Ephesians 6:4 warns us not to keep on scolding and nagging our children, for that will make them angry and resentful. Second Timothy 2:16 warns us that foolish discussions or arguments lead us into the sin of anger. If we want to bind the family of God together, we cannot knowingly burn the glue.