Disciplining our Emotions

We are all created with emotions. It is not wrong to have emotions. For instance, when we are moved to compassion to help another or when we grieve the loss of a loved one. Its the excessive emotions that get us in trouble. We can see it most clearly when a child throws a tantrum to get their way or hits another child. We have to learn and teach our children to manage emotions in a way that is pleasing to God.

“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” Colossians 3:8

“A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.” Proverbs 15:13

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5

Let’s choose to discipline ourselves in our emotions by having right and good thoughts. Not being easily offended. Putting others ahead of ourselves. Checking our emotions against God’s word and choosing to act out of obedience to him. Let’s teach our children by our example and through correction.

Who doesn’t like a good homemade pie? Oatmeal pie is one of our family’s favorites. Gracie and Emrie wanted to share just how easy it is to bake this tasty pie, even if it’s your first time like it was for them. Perhaps better than the recipe they share is the antics they share when they get in the kitchen together.

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