Thursday, September 2, 2010

Meek and Gentle

In the earlier years of my marriage, it would be safe for me to say, that my husband and I didn’t always see eye to eye.  We both tend to sport stubborn, my way because I’m right, type mentalities. So as you can well imagine, we had our fair share of fervent disagreements!

As the years have progressed I have learned to try to embrace a meek and gentle spirit.  To lay down what I sometimes feel as my right to be right. It isn’t always easy. At times words, opinions, and bossiness broil right out of my mouth almost before I have time to think.  Anger and selfishness take front stage as I voice MY thoughts, feelings and ideas.

Oh, to be meek.

To read the rest of my most recent article for At the Well go HERE



  1. dear jenn,

    i love your blog and your essay on
    meekness. the Lord made me meek,
    and i must say, that i love the fiery
    deborahs in His kingdom, too.

    you are the hands, and we are the
    little toes. :)

    i look forward to reading many more
    of your sweet posts.


  2. It all comes with growth in Christ and age baby. People are totally blown away when I tell them I have a quick temper. Let me tell ya both God and I together battled over this one.

    The too when I admit to my total impatience I can shock 'em too. For heavens sake the multitudes watched me teach Special Ed for years. Yep girl age and God, what a makeover team! :o)

    I enjoyed this post so very much.

    God bless ya and have a terrific day sweetie!!!

  3. I left you a note over at the "Well"...great post! I think back on another post you did for the "Well" which was on marriage, and you said you didn't think you were the right person for the job. Well, I write the right things when it comes to marriage encouragement! Well done! May the LORD guide us all nearer to HIMSELF as we seek to serve HIM in our marriages and homes. How precious that HE promises to be with us each step of the way!


  4. What a great article Jenn!
    When my husband and I sat down recently to map out our family mission statment, the outline had questions that you and your spouse had to ask each other. When I asked my husband;
    If our home could be filled with one emotion, what would it be?
    He said...
    This made me think on this for a while and reading your article has made me think {or ponder as Bevy would say} even more deeply on what it means to be meek.

    Thank you for your encouragment today in my own journey of meekness.


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