Awhile ago, God convicted me about my patience – or lack thereof.  I’ve really been trying to grow in patience.  But to do that, I believe God has increasingly placed my into situations that test my patience so that it can grow.  So, needless to say, I’ve had LOTS of opportunities lately to be patient.  Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail.

It seems to me, though, that most the time I’m failing.  Urg. Dirk. AGH. umph.  But, interestingly, 2 separate people mentioned to me recently that they have noticed that I am much more patient with the kids than I used to be.  That surprised me, but was really encouraging.  If people are noticing such a change in me that they wanted to tell me about it, then I must really be more patient even if I don’t recognize it.