It started Friday evening when there were 5 kids running circles around me, screaming at the top of their lungs...my head started pounding and things went downhill from there. My attitude was horrible, and I ended up taking it out on Max, which in turn caused him to be not very nice to me (can you really blame him?) - I needed to just get over it, but I didn't until Sunday morning when God gave me a little (ok, a pretty big) reminder...
At church the last couple of Sundays we have been discussing serving - serving God, your church, and others. One of Richard's "sub-points" during the sermon was about attitude and how it effects the way you serve. At this point my face is getting hot, my heart starts to beat faster, and I'm wondering why everyone isn't turning around in the pews to stare at me, because I felt like they probably should be. He was talking to me...and no, I don't just mean Richard, I mean HIM! God was directing Richards words and just giving me a reminder that my attitude was terrible and I could make a decision to change it. Because it was affecting the people around me - the people I love the most, and everyone I should have been "serving."
The scripture that Richard had us read was Philippians 2:14 & 15 - "Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life..."
And Richard pointed out that the scripture says "EVERYTHING," not some things, but everything!! Ok, ok, I hear you, Lord. And I'm getting my attitude in check (suck it up, Abbie!)
Although my attitude needed adjusted - I still took the time to take a few pictures this weekend:) Here are the five crazy (and adorable, sweet, extremely lovable) children that I spent the weekend with...
And here is my little man - (with his first official black eye, can you see it?) rocking out with his Wiggles guitar...how could I have been in a bad mood with this little cutie? Ha ha...I don't know, but luckily I'm over it now:)!!
Love you all!