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Friday, April 29, 2011

Rules for our household.......

 Bryan & Laura Spilde Battlement Guidelines
Deu 22:8  When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

1.       Use soft and kind words even if you can’t solve a problem.  Kindly ask for help
2.       Find many opportunities to smile and be thankful for others.
3.       Find ways to praise other’s godly character, achievements and accomplishments.
4.       Always use manners and be respectful of others and their belongings
5.       Always do what is right, even when others may not and when no one is looking.
6.       Practice using listening/ empathy skills and understand how others feel.  Allow Holy Spirit to correct those in error along with #24.
7.       Be thankful for how you were created by God.  Find ways to honor him by obeying his word in that regard.
8.       Never mock, tease or put others down.
9.       Never argue, complain or blame others for their behavior.  Pray for them in secret.
10.   Speak to an accountability prayer/partner (spouse or brother/sister).
11.   Do not boss or try to take control of others or try to meddle into their business and privacy for selfish gain.
12.   Clearly communicate how you have been hurt using the word “I” never “you” and stating the problem with kind words and actions.  Along with #9.  Approach anger in a kind manner.
13.   Forgive immediately.
14.   Look for ways to serve others with no thought of self gain.
15.   Think pure thoughts about self and others.  Put no stumbling block before those who are weak.
16.   Put no wicked thing before your eyes. Psa 101:3
17.   Never gossip, tale-bear or listen agreeably to those who speak reproachfully of others.  Only report truthful dangers.
18.   Never raise a hand to hit.
19.   Never raise a foot to kick.
20.   Never raise an object to throw.
21.   Never raise a voice to yell.
22.   Never raise an eye to scowl.
23.   Never use body or objects to harm or injure others in any way (pushing, spitting, bonking etc)
24.   Never lift up nose to think pridefully of self as better than others in any area or subject.
25.   Share toys/objects/activities.  Use or do one activity at a time.
26.   Do your best to keep surroundings neat, clean and organized.  Clean up after your own mess.
27.   Always approach daily tasks in quiet peaceable manner without grumbling or complaining.  Organize and do things orderly.
28.   Never let the sun go down on your wrath.  Don’t go to bed angry or guilty.
29.   Jesus first, other’s second, yourself last.
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