Just before our super fun trip to Alaska (see pictures here!), I found that our oldest two children were almost constantly in battle. The words of their lips, the actions of their hands (and feet) were almost always against each other. My last quiet time before the trip had me reading Proverbs 20. Not surprisingly, I found that God had some wise words waiting for me: a Mom in need of advice.
Verse 3 - Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling
Verse 22 - Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
and Chapter 21:23 - Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
So, I pose the question to you: What do you do in your house to help maintain the peace? How would you take these verses and put them into action in your living rooms and back yards?
Looking forward to hearing from you!