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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Parent (11/16/06)

TITLE: Pleasant Words
By Monique Fox
11/16/06


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Scripture:

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24~


Thoughts:

My relationship with both of my parents is quite different. My daddy treats me like an adult. He gives guidance, opinions, and advice without fussing and criticizing. On the other hand, my mother is the opposite. She treats me like I am a child and that I donít know anything. She feels like she has to tell me what to do and how to do it. And she is the kind of person that if you donít do something the way she does it, it is wrong. Her way is the best way is how she thinks. Her ways and words donít draw me to her. I would have thought that by her 60ís, she should know that honey draws bees. In other words, she should know that being sweet will bring her daughter close. By being sweet, I would listen to her and not reject what she has to say. She just doesnít get it even when I verbally tell her how I feel. She will still act the same. I am at the point that all I can do is PRAY.


Poem:

Mother, Mother
Parent of mine
I love you so

Mother, Mother
Your negativity, complaining
and fussing ways have got to go

Mother, Mother
Please seek Godís wisdom
and guiding light

Mother, Mother
Please look to God for
happiness, sweetness and delight

Mother, Mother
We need to get closer so
let pleasant words make us tight


Prayer:

Dear God Almighty Father and Lord Jesus Christ, please help me and my mother to have a harmonious, happy and healthy relationship. Please help her to speak and follow your words; get it in her mind, body and soul. Please let pleasant words flow from her mouth. I thank you and love you. Amen


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terri tiffany11/24/06
Wow- this was sad...I hope it isn't true. I hope that you and your mom will grow closer by what you do if she can't change. Not sure how to take this writing but it did evoke emotion and remind us of that scripture. Made me think of my relationship with my daughter and my words with her.
Joanne Sher 11/26/06
Definitely a sad situation! This also made me think about my relationship with my parents and children. Thanks for sharing!
Donna Haug11/29/06
This feels like I'm sitting in on someone's devotional time. Heartfelt words.
Birdie Courtright11/29/06
In this difficult relationship you have the honesty to tell your mom the way to earn your heartfelt respect. I can feel your frustration, but also your love--and how much you really want that special friendship with your mom. I hope you take the time to tell her that. You should share this with her.