Gentleness

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Uncategorized

I thought this article was a good fit with Heavenly Crosses.

Blessings,

Kevin and Corrie

Gentleness

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:5 (NIV)

Gentleness is not a word that we hear much about these days. Very few of us wanted to be considered “gentle”. It sounds weak and is not a virtue that is sought after by many. Most of us probably aren’t even sure how this might apply to our businesses or even our households.

I’ve found in my own life that gentleness doesn’t always come easy. It’s easy at times, like when my daughter falls and skins her knee, or my husband isn’t feeling well (At least, it’s easy when he first gets sick…). But what about being gentle in the tough times. The times when you are dealing with a rude customer or when your husband is upset with you about something you don’t feel was unjustified? Can we be expected to be gentle even then? The Lord is teaching me that in both of these scenarios my response is to be one of gentleness.

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

It is not only a good idea to answer the frustrating times in our life with gentleness; it is what God’s desires from us. Through Him we can learn to have a gentle answer, a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Peter 3:3-5) We can build up our marriages, and hope that the angry customer will notice the difference in our reaction to them.

———————-ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jill Hart is the author of the e-book, 2 Weeks Devotional Journey for Christian Work at Home Moms, and the founder and editor of Christian Work at Home Moms CWAHM.com. This site is dedicated to providing work at home moms with opportunities to promote their businesses while at the same time providing them spiritual encouragement and articles. E-mail Jill at jill@cwahm.com for additional information or stop by her site at www.cwahm.com.

This article is free to reprint if the Author’s Bio remains in tact. For additional articles, please contact Jill Hart.

Special article for all you Dad’s!

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Uncategorized

Here is a special article that we found at http://www.ladypens.com. It’s a great article written by Darlene Arechederra. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Corrie and Kevin.

A Father, A Champion

By: Dar Arechederra

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.” — Khalil Gibran

It’s Father’s Day, a special day to honor our dads. But throughout the other 364 days of the year, what is it that reminds you of your own father? What have you learned from him? Have you told him lately? Father’s Day is the perfect time to let him know — and is a small gift to him that costs you nothing.

I’m constantly reminded of my father. For me, it’s the smell of diesel. No, that’s not a typo… You see, he was a mechanic who spent his life repairing engines. He came home tired at night, his work clothes streaked with grease and oil. I grew to love that smell. It meant, “Daddy’s home!”

He’s a bit older now, a little grayer. He’s not as tall as he once was. And he moves much slower these days. His joints are tired from years of standing and kneeling on concrete.

Yes, there’ve been many changes over the years… But things I’ve learned from him remain the same:

* Tenderness need not be mistaken for weakness.

* It’s okay to be humble – you have nothing to prove to others.

* It’s easier not to do a thing, than be forced to watch over your shoulder constantly.

* Pursue the things you love, even if they don’t work out the way you hoped they would.

I like to think I’ve inherited his love of learning. Word has it he’s been learning new songs from sheet music recently…

And money — was there something I learned there, too?

*Enjoyment* I don’t need to buy everything new in order to enjoy my purchases.

*Appreciation* I learned to appreciate the things I have. To take care of them. To make them last.

*Patience* I learned to hold off buying things until I could afford to pay cash for them.

*I’ve learned from his mistakes — and his successes.

Is it any wonder a father holds such a special place in a daughter’s heart?

What have you learned from your father? What reminds you of him throughout the year?

Have you told him lately?

Article by:

© 2004 Darlene Arechederra Darlene Arechederra leads the delightful series, “Coming Home: A Woman’s Journey to One-Income Living.” Women of two-income households who want to find their way back home from the workplace will enjoy this gentle, energizing jumpstart. Visit with Darlene at http://www.AffordtoStayHome.com/info.htm

This article is available for reprint with author’s resource box intact and all links live and clickable. Copyright is reserved by author.

June Promotion

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Uncategorized

JUNE SPECIAL

In celebration of Father’s Day and the beginning of the summer, we are offering a special on our Website. Buy a Cross necklace for $8 and get a cross keychain for $4. Father’s Day is a special day for all dads. Why not give him something special that you know he will like. Pick out his favorite color and you can get a keychain of your choice for yourself or someone else special.

To get this special price go to http://www.heavenlycrosses.com/customizecross.htm and fill out the Customize your Cross order form. Make sure you put June special in the Promotion Code box. Hurry offer ends June 30, 2006.
All of our Cross necklaces, zipper pulls, and key chains are $8 each and this includes shipping, in the US.

Summer is on its way and that means that Vacation Bible Schools are going to be happening soon. Let Heavenly Crosses help you with all your fundraising needs! Our fundraisers are very profitable and they are easy to do. Ask us how today.

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

NEWSLETTER PROMOTION!!

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