Week Seven: Connecting the Dots, My Master Key Journey

Connecting the Dots

fortunecookieEach week we are to schedule time with our spouse and family.  We’ve enjoyed this time with each other and with our grown kids.  For me it is the highlight of my busy week between the “Main Thing” and my MKMMA homework. This last week, my husband Luther and I enjoyed sushi at Legends of Asia.  At the end of our meal as usual we split our fortune cookies and we both found great fortunes that support our journey in MKMMA.  Can you read what they say?  Isn’t that amazing? With our grown kids the past couple of weeks we’ve enjoyed making memories learning to play a new game-which actually kept us up to the wee hours of the morning-way too much fun, and also enjoying the movies with a meal or coffee afterwards to chat, and even a long nature walk with our dogs, between us all, 7 dogs. I believe our kids are enjoying their parents holding back opinions, or seeing us bite our tongues(When we are tempted to criticize).

 

attitudeNo opinions-Be a silent non-judgmental observer, No negative thoughts or words, No criticism.  Putting into play the Seven Laws of the Mind; my constant companions  this week have been the Law of Substitution, Law of Forgiveness, and the Law of Growth.  The mental house cleaning is of utmost importance-kind of remembering to keep short accounts-like 7 seconds or start over! This takes me back so many years.  When the kids were young and sibling rivalry was a daily fair to be addressed, this was a verse we committed to memory. “Let no corrupt communication nothingnicetosayproceed out of your mouth, but what is good for the necessary edification, and impart grace to the hearers.  Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another”…(Eph 4:29,31,32.)  There was also a little poem we learned together. We were home educating and using “A Guide to American Christian Education” The Principle Approach.

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Love Between Brothers and Sisters
(by Isaac Watts)

Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell, and brothers meet,
Quarrels should never come.

Birds in their little nests agree;
And ’tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out, and chide, and fight.

Hard names at first, and threat’ning words,
That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,
To murder and to death.

The devil tempts one mother’s son
To rage against another:
So wicked Cain was hurry’d on
‘Till he had kill’d his brother.

The wise will make their anger cool,
At least before ’tis night;
But in the bosom of a fool
It burns till morning-light.

Pardon, O Lord, our childish rage
Our little brawls remove;
That, as we grow to riper age,
Our hearts may all be love.readinggranma

And then scroll #2 in Mandino’s book is so alive for me.  The greatest secret of success is greeting the day with love in my heart. Three times daily the ways and means of --How will I do this, How will I speak, How will I act, How will I react to others actions,  and How will I confront each whom I meet-seeps into that mysterious source that NEVER sleeps?

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To connect the dots the action is LOVE.  In love we are able to master our own tongue, to be the non-judgmental observer, no negative thoughts or words, nor criticism to slip past our lips. If all creation; the stars, the birds, the wind, and the sea-rather all nature-speaks with music for their Creator, I also can join the chorus and sing to His children. (Mandino, page 60) This truly changes my life. This creates a focus, a defining compass.  People matter, All people! I promise to give hope for joy, affluence, kindness, and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity. (The Giving Card)

12 thoughts on “Week Seven: Connecting the Dots, My Master Key Journey

  1. Geni, Geni ~ how truly amazing to read your journey of Week 7 here, so heartfelt & heartening; the fortune cookies!!! the family time ? the reminders of lessons taught & remembered, so precious :-)

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  2. Geni-

    How lovely that you get to spend time with your adult children and be a silent, and non-judgmental observer! I had my freshmen daughter home from college last weekend, and must admit, I failed! Well, this weekend my older daughter will be home, so I can try again!...... my tongue will probably be like raw meat by Tuesday!

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    1. Geni

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      Janie you made me laugh out loud about your comment, "my tongue will probable be like raw meat by Tuesday!" Our kids give us plenty of opportunity to Practice. :)

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  3. Jim

    Dots... check. Connected... check. Very fun and enlightening post! The poem really caught my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

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  4. Truly a remarkable journey, and the best part is it is for a lifetime. I am so glad you kept the fortune cookie messages even though they are just a coincidence.... I mean if I believed in coincidences. Loved the poem than and now, I can remember learning the poem with the children one of the benefits of Home educating for sure. Your posts are a true delight to read I look forward to them every week keep them coming!!!

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  5. Love the cute appropriate pics you've included...also the poem. Also great that you get to spend time with your children. I'm so thankful that once my 4 children got a little older they have always been great friends. Love like this is so precious. Great blog post!

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