Today is a very windy day in Columbia, SC. It is rather cold too. As I have watched leaves blow across my yard, it has reminded me about a CD I recently listened to on the subject of The Excellant Wife. The speaker spoke on many different things regarding The Excellant Wife, however one point especially caught my attention. The point was in regards to words. It was not on the words that we say, but on the words that are said to us from others.
There are times when a friend, family member, or even a stranger can say something that hurts my feelings, or puts me on the defensive. There are times when I don't say anything back to them, but a conversation begins in my head. It's a conversation that can go on and on, and I have throughly expressed MY feelings, and thoughts right back to them. For goodness sakes, this conversation can go on for days sometimes. I am thankful that as I have become older, this has become less of an issue because of the help that the Lord has given me. I am also thankful that one of the benefits of being a "little" older, :), is that I have lived long enough to sort through some of those conversations. The teaching on the CD has given me even one more way to look at words that offend me.