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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Proverbs16:32 -- Patience is better than strength. Controlling your temper is better than capturing a city.

Romans 5:3-4 -- We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope.

James 1:2-4 -- My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need.

2 Peter 1:5-7 -- Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God; and to your service for God, add kindness for your brothers and sisters in Christ; and to this kindness, add love.

I was not totally surprised that I hadn't written a blog since my mid-week check last week. I'm still working on the same goals and making progress here and there and my time on Spark was also here and there. I did the necessary-for-me stuff daily. Tracking, friend feed and certain team threads. The rest just didn't happen consistently.

Tonight I needed to blog a little because I've discovered something about my autistic "bouncy boy" that I hadn't really thought through before. I found out by chatting with a SP friend at LIL Mommies tonight that there are degrees of bouncy and today was the kind that puts me on edge. Will make me more patient knowing there is a difference. On the days where there are short spurts of this bouncy I need to be thankful because his body isn't requiring that outlet all day long. He doesn't need to "think" all day long. (He tells me that he is thinking about lots of things when he is bouncy.) On the days where he isn't bouncing all day long he can be still and draw for hours on end or play with his sister. I need to learn patience on the marathon bouncy days such as today. The thing that throws a wrench into the marathon days is that his lack of caring for others and being obedient pretty much go out the window as well. That doesn't contribute to my patience factor well at all. I did well today outbursts out of pure fatigue from the noise and disobedience of the bouncy boy.

Praying tomorrow is a "spurt" day!
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    I know that having children certainly has developed my patience. However, there are times I am being patient on the outside, but impatient on the inside. I suspect our kids are like that too! Jason, my oldest, who has Asperger's used to say that if people prayed for patience for him, he would pray for 7 times that much for them. The thing with praying for patience is that God gives us opportunities to be patient!!!

    Even now, when Jason is 38, he still "stims" at times (that autistic body fidgeting that is repetitive). It doesn't bother me like it used to (especially since I got him so he didn't bang his head against the wall from very young - I put my hand between his head and the wall). However, I do understand why some people think he is somewhat weird.
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  • TINATC26
    I hope today is a spurt day, too! I pray that you find your patience, my friend. It is the hardest of the "virtues" for me, I know that for certain. Perhaps one day we will find the key to patience!!
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  • JENNY712
    Patience is a tough class but well worth the trouble we go thru. emoticon emoticon for sharing. You and your family are in my prayers. Praying your son will have a good day and you too. Jenny emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 2/1/2012 8:36:33 AM
    Patience is one of my short-comings too! Thank you for sharing this Janet. Hope that Wednesday is a better day!
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    I enjoyed your blog. I am one of little patience and I pray for it every day. And you and your son will also be in my prayers.
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