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“Well that didn’t go well” my oldest girl proclaimed.
She was right. Sadly it was mostly Mom and Dad’s attitude that was at fault.
After nearly 20 years of marriage, that night we still managed to create what we now call the “s’more fiasco”. A time that was supposed to be about enjoying our family, was instead spent snapping at each other, in front of our children none the less. And yes, it was all about …. s’mores.
But not really.
It ran deeper than s’mores.
Now I see clearly that I didn’t listen to his requests or respect his input on how to handle the setup. Instead, I steamrolled over his ideas and did it “my way”. When my way didn’t work, he felt angry and frustrated and became short and snappy. As you can probably guess, my sinful heart got the best of me. I let nothing go and snapped right back. There we went – back and forth until we called the whole thing off.
But it was also more than frustration, lack of respect, and anger it was lack of joy. Because we were lacking joy we were battling against each other instead of the enemy.
Maybe you find yourself in a similar situation today.
Friend, there is a key. You have a choice.
You can choose joy despite hard and mundane circumstances or you can let it go and continue on the same path you were on. I know. I have done both. And you’re guessing right that one way is better than the other 🙂
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Talk to you soon,
O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul;
You have redeemed my life.