Monday, August 07, 2006


Fenelon is one of my favorite authors. Wittingshire quoted him today and I just had to pass it on...

"Those who correct others should watch for the Holy Spirit to go ahead of them and touch a person's heart. Learn to imitate Him who reproves gently....When you become outraged over a person's fault, it is generally not "righteous indignation" but your own impatient personality expressing itself. Here is the imperfect pointing a finger at the imperfect. The more you selfishly love yourself, the more critical you will be. Self-love cannot forgive the self-love it discovers in others. Nothing is so offensive to a haughty, conceited heart as the sight of another one.God's love, however, is full of consideration, patience, and tenderness. It leads people out of their weakness and sin one step at a time."--Francois Fenelon, The Seeking Heart

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    August 7, 2006 - Thanks!

    Posted by

    I've been up with my hubby since 4:30 a.m. He's left for work and now I'm sitting at the computer reading blogs. I start reading yours and haven't left your site since! I enjoy seeing your pictures and gleaning from your homeschooingl and homemaking wisdom. I just wanted to let you know that you have blessed me today. Thank you!

    Edited by MarlaMom on August 7, 2006 at 4:17 AM

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    August 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by lindafay

    You are so gracious, Marlamom. Thank you!


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    August 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by

    This is good food for thought. It seems like when we are critical of a person's certain faults so many times it will show up later in ourselves. We need to be careful how we say things. We should not be afraid to call sin "sin" but we need to love the person.

    I don't mean to be preaching a sermonette. :) It's just some things I've been thinking about for myself.

    Edited by timbuck2mom on August 7, 2006 at 6:55 AM

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    August 7, 2006 - I just read this somewhere else....hmmmm

    Posted by Jocelyndixon

    I think it is an excellent idea and I may try it...

    Have a blessed day!

    Ps. I am giving away a DVD...Check it out

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    August 8, 2006 - Our own faults

    Posted by HarmonyArtMom

    I find this to be so true when it comes to my children. So many times, okay most of the time, when I get frustrated with something I see in my children, it really is a reflection of something that I don't like about myself. I now look for those moments and see how I can improve myself and set a better example for my children.

    Thanks for the quote,

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    August 8, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by AussieinAmerica

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blogs new look - it meant a lot!
    Have a great day.

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    August 8, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Canadagirl

    Very very very true my friend. (0: So wise and so true that it hurts sometimes (0:
    In Him,

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    August 9, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by reformingmama

    Timely post. I needed to hear this tonight.

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    August 9, 2006 - Wow.

    Posted by hrlabonte

    Thank you for posting this.

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    August 21, 2006 - I really like that

    Posted by ThreeLittleLadies

    and it is so true!