Arguing

"You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to." 
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law,
 because these are unprofitable and useless.  Titus 3:9

 If you've been with me for awhile, you know that I have a twitter account--in fact, see my last post.  I don't use it to duplicate facebook (nor do I use facebook to duplicate blogging).  Just not enough minutes in the day.  Sometimes - especially with facebook - I'm tempted to weigh in with my personal opinion on controversial subjects.  (Especially lately!)  So when Rick Warren retweeted Kie Bowman's quote (see above),  I thought it most appropriate to keep it SOMEwhere near my laptop!

Over the past few days, it is enough to attend to the company of our grandchildren who have come to visit.  Last night, my dear husband went with our daughter and the four older grandchildren to the town fair that sets up within walking distance of our house.
I stayed home and attended to THIS one...
Today is the Parade!  We can watch from our front porch.
No arguments anticipated today!
Do everything without complaining or arguing,  Philippians 2:14

23 comments:

  1. I thought that quote was really good Rebecca! I'll bet the grandchildren had lots of fun at the Fair. But it looks like your job was even more fun to me! I'll bet you got plenty of cuddles in.
    I love a Parade, I am the only one in the family that does, it's sad because my mom used to enjoy them with me. Wish I could sit on your porch with you and enjoy! Have fun. Love Di ♥

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  2. There's often a fine line between arguing & debate (reasoning). I'm guilty of both - always sorry when it's the former, but blessed with the latter.

    As for that other choice ... the one spent with the wee ones: it's always the best choice! What fabulous pictures.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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    1. You're right, Kathleen. The trouble with facebook is that it's hard to tell if the other person(s) is truly interested in debate or just plain arguing! I agree the line is "fine". Which makes it all the trickier. I DO want to be sensitive to when it is the Holy Spirit prompting me to "reason" and not just dive into every thing that gets under my skin.

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  3. Sounds lovely for everyone...esp. Grandma getting alone and quiet time to rock and soothe!!! So hot here...not getting out for anything if possible. 60,000 Vietnamese are crowded into tents a couple of blocks from us for religious celebration...so hot for them. They have a wonderful parade on Saturday evening at 5 but I will be passing this year....Anything over 104 is too unbearable for me. Hope your parade is MUCH cooler today.

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    1. I'm sure it wasn't 104, but it felt like it! Hot & extremely humid.

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  4. What a precious one to tend to! It's going to be several years before we have a little one to cuddle again.

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  5. I would love to have a little one to attend to...I have actually been hoping a young family would move next door. :)I try not to debate and would never argue...I get a red flag that creeps up the back of my neck and I back off. two things that everyone has opinions on whether they are right or wrong is politics and religion. People spend way to much time trying to change the other persons mind. I think you handle things extremely well.

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    1. You're SO right, Dee (about politics and religion). I try :)
      That would be wonderful if a young family moved next door to you - wonderful for you/wonderful for them to have such a kind & loving neighbor like you....

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  6. HI Rebecca,
    Now that is a great quote! and looks like you chose the right party to attend.
    Such a cutie........hope they all had a ball at the fair.

    So nice you can see the parade from your front porch, doesn't get any better than that for seeing a parade.

    Thanks for coming by yesterday and as always you leave the sweetest and most
    encouraging comments.
    blessings for a great weekend with those grandies............
    Nellie

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  7. Love the love shown here, Rebecca.
    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you got some fabulous baby shugar.
    I'm so glad that you and your husband are enjoying your Grands. They are indeed that....Grand!!
    Love,
    J.

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  8. Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

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  9. don't have to answer or reply...perfect. And that babe...and kids..beautiful.

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  10. That's a great quote to remember. Some times I just have to fight the urge to put my 2 cents in, but afterward, I'm very happy I didn't give in!
    How nice to be able to see the parade from your home, and that precious baby, oh my how I'd love to snuggle that one!

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    1. Hi, Pat! Me, too - to those first two sentences. "Yes" to the third - and Yes, it was special to snuggle little Silas...

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  11. I love the quote as I am someone who really hates to argue with anyone. It would be super to have a parade pass right by your house. I'd love that, but not nearly as much as having a little someone like Silas to love on! He and all of your grands are so beautiful.

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  12. You shoul've told me, I would've stayed home attending, "that one"!! Too adorable for words, such cutie, you're so lucky, a baby grand! All your grands are so cute and so precious, what a great Sunday, can't be better lovely lady! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Have a blessed week.
    FABBY

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  13. Hey Friend, thinking of you on a Sunday evening and praying for you and yours.
    The photos of your family are sooooooo precious! I can feel your Grandma's joyful heart all the way down here in coastal Georgia!
    Blessings and ((HUGS)) sent your way, Jess

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  14. Great quote! My husband has been quoting that verse to me for several days now. So very true.

    You're taking care of what's most important; I'm going to do the same this week. Less controversy, more kids!

    peace~elaine

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  15. That really is a great quote! and a good one to remember and live by! My heart was really grieved last week with all the nastiness being slung around Facebook and elsewhere. I vowed to stay out of it and thankfully I was given the grace needed! The baby is looking really great and I just know you had so much fun!

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  16. Rebecca, question: regarding your comment about not using Twitter to duplicate Facebook and Facebook to duplicate blogging...I have a Twitter account but haven't been on Twitter in ages (because I don't have time to do it all either!) ... do you see my facebook posts showing on Twitter? I am very non-techy as you know but I wondered if they automatically post there and if so I would like to know how to stop that. Also, my blog posts link to FB through Networked blogs...shows as a FB post with a link to the blog...That IS done automatically and simply alerts my FB friends that I have put up a new blog post. I'm ok with that. Thanks!

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