Are you familiar with this proverb?
When there are no oxen, the stall is clean, but when there is a strong bull, there is abundant produce. Proverbs 14:4
Strange huh. But it's really pretty powerful if you think about it. When you have livestock then you have yucky stalls to clean but reality (especially back then) is that more good comes from having the livestock than work.
It's the same with people. Relationships are hard work. It is way too easy to make judgments about peoples motives and have mis-communication and mis-understanding. But reality is that relationships with people are so much more valuable than the hard work it takes to maintain them. Basically it's worth it.
Have you seen our free printable on how to communicate in a healthy way? Well, learning to walk the wheel has benefited my marriage, how I parent and how I lead in ministry. And my husband is pretty good at making up songs and he made up this little jingle to get the wheel easily stuck in the head. This is just the chorus because he usually makes up some funny verses about things that have just happened. But hope you enjoy it anyway. Just take a peek at the communication wheel free printable so the song makes sense.
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
Here's how it works.
1. Link up as many blog posts as you want below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. (Perhaps think of old posts you want more exposure to as well as new ones.)
2. Let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or paste my button code (found below and on the side bar).
3. Take a minute to comment on another sweet lady's post.
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has five kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 12 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.
If you'd like to read more from this contributor, type her name in the search box on the top right.
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1/29/2015 09:44:03 pm
I love how even the strangest scriptures hold profound truths for us! Putting in the effort to look deeper at myself (thoughts, feelings, wants, & actions) draws me not only nearer to my fellow humans, but to myself and to God as well. Thank you!
1/30/2015 12:47:01 am
Super useful tool, Laura! As a writer, I see how this can also be used to help in the manner we posture what we're writing, too. Fiction and non-fiction applications for developing characters and compelling stories. Thanks for the tool!
2/4/2015 01:14:08 pm
It's my first visit here to Missional Women. I'm happy to be here from Lyli's link up!
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I'm Laura the founder of Missional Women and this is my sweet friend, Lyli. We host a link up for bloggers every Friday and look forward to having you join us. But before you go, look around, we are here to glorify God and be a blessing to you.
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