Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pumpkin Patch! and "Self-Talk"

Today was our second time going to a M&M (Mommy and Me) Activity. Dillon and I went last year to the pumpkin patch and this year all three of us went. It was beautiful weather - it really couldn't have been any better! Thank you to the ladies to planned it and made the lunch - it was great! Some of the men who own the farm picked up my double stroller and put it on the wagon for the hay ride, then took it down after it was over. That in and of itself was a blessing so I didn't have to try to go without it or try getting it up myself. When I went to pay the man didn't even charge me for Dillon (supposed to be $2.50 for over 1 year old) because he understood that Dillon "couldn't enjoy it." That was nice - so I gave him one of "Dillon's Journey". Pray for him - maybe God will use it in his life! Pictures will come this weekend. For some reason my computer won't read my memory card so I have to wait for the weekend to put them on my husband's laptop (which he leaves at work during the week).

"self-talk" - For some reason I felt really sick last night. Josiah took JayDonn to church and I stayed home with Dillon. I was doing a devotional study and I came across this suggestion and adapted it to fit me. It was talking about how our actions and attitudes are a result of our "self-talk". You know - all those times you are talking to yourself in your mind. What are you telling yourself? Things that are true and good and encouraging? Or, like me, do you let yourself feel bad and get depressed, etc.? So the idea is to write down the sinful "self-talk" thought on a 3X5 note card and on the other side write a Bible verse that counters the sinful thought as well as a true thought and an action. I came up with 7 that I find myself thinking. An example of one is: "Dillon is a vegetable." Thinking that Dillon can't make any more progress, thinking "why bother?" or "I should just give up on all the therapies - they aren't working anyways" or "it's a waste of time". On the back of the card I wrote Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well" verse 17 "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" The right thought is "God made Dillon - so he IS perfect. He is just how God wanted him to be. God can and is going to use his life for something wonderful!" My action is: Count my blessings. Start listing everything Dillon can do (he can gag, he can cough, he is LIVING, etc.) Actually write it down.
The idea is to find the most common sinful self talk you have and not only use Bible to correct your thoughts but then take it a step further with a proper action. Let me know what you think of this idea. Let me know if you try it!

4 comments:

Abbi said...

Great idea! I think I am going to try it. Thanks!

Si said...

That's my sweety! Very practical application of scripture. Love you. -Si

Borbe Bunch said...

Great idea!!! We do battle in our minds and must take every thought captive and drown it with the Word and prayer!! :)
God bless...
you are in my thoughts and prayers...
Liz

Mom K. said...

Practicing correct self talk has been so helpful to me. I don't write it down (But that is a good idea). I've been trying to self talk truths from God's Word to myself in the car (That's my thinking time). Pastor has been challenging us to memorize which has been a help with this also. I'm looking forward to seeing your pumpkin patch pictures!!
Love and prayers,
Mom K.