A Humble Apology

This is Hannah (with Daddy) picking her "apples of gold."

This is Hannah (with Daddy) picking her "apples of gold."

Well, I guess I have to swallow my pride and write this post!  I believe that I hurt someone’s feelings from a previous post that I wrote.  Being a writer, I write whatever I’m feeling, and sometimes that gets me into trouble!  Honestly, I didn’t intentionally write to hurt anyone but just to vent my feelings. 

As the Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov. 18:21).  That verse was brought to my attention during a book club I am participating in with some women from church.  What a powerful thought that I can control death and life with my tongue!  As I have been meditating on that verse, I have become more aware of the words that I say (and the words that I write, for that matter).

Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”  What a beautiful image of how our positive, encouraging words can affect others!  Yet, I must confess that this is one area in which I am always struggling.  I have always worn my heart on my sleeve, and my tone and words always reflect my feelings (even if I’m trying to hide them).

Yesterday, it was brought to my attention that I upset someone with my words, and I admittedly reacted indignantly at first.  After all, they had offended me with their words first!  But as I stewed over the matter, I began to recall how Christ had forgiven me when I did not deserve it.  How could I, a worthless sinner, not forgive them over a little matter when Christ had forgiven me for so much more?

I humbly ask that person for forgiveness, and I join with the psalmist in asking God:

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my Strength, and my Redeemer” Psalm 19:14.

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About themommyfactor

First of all, I am a child of God. I was blessed to come to know Him as my personal Savior when I was just 5 years old! God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, Jamie, who puts up with all of my crazy ideas; a beautiful daughter, Hannah, who is teaching me how to mother in God's grace; a handsome little boy, Ephraim, who keeps us all laughing; and bossy, sweet-natured Harmony, who is never boring! We are enjoying the ups and downs of being parents and look forward to meeting others who are on the same unpredictable journey of parenthood!
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2 Responses to A Humble Apology

  1. Laura says:

    Hi, Katie! I thought for sure I subscribed to your RSS feed, and I was wondering why I wasn’t receiving any new posts! I guess I didn’t. I can’t believe I’ve missed a handful! I’m glad I popped in; at least to let you know that Lia pooped in the tub, too! 🙂 Yikes. A totally disgusting experience, eh? But God made those little girls so cute that we’d just clean up after them…

    • themommyfactor says:

      It’s good to know that someone else’s daughter is pooping in the tub, too! Fortunately for me, Jamie doesn’t seem to mind cleaning up those messes (most of the time); he just minds cleaning up the child! LOL!

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