Be Kind To Each Other

October 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm (Scripture References)

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” ~~ Ephesians 4:32

The other evening, my sister, Sue and I were visiting at Momma and Daddy’s house.  Momma isn’t in good health and often says things out of the blue that have nothing to do with… well… anything.  As she was walking up the stairs, she peeked her head down and said, “Now I want you girls to be nice to each other, okay??”

Me and Susie

That phrase was common in our house.  Momma would repeat this, when I was probably 11 or 12 and all five of us would stay in the house for a short while so she could grocery shop.  I must confess that we didn’t always listen to her — kicking, pinching and biting were our weapons of choice.

Esther, Debbie, Susan and Me(Melodye)

We were not allowed to speak anything unkind to or about anyone.   If Momma caught us talking about someone, she would simply say, “Meow!” and we knew to stop.  She taught us that words are as hurtful as fists.

Precious Momma and Daddy and their “girls”


Heather on our swing

I am so glad that Momma and Daddy worked hard to show us, both in word and in deed, that kindness is the most important of all.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” ~~ Colossians 3:12



  1. Danielle said,

    A wonderful legacy! And a good reminder to me that what I teach my kids will stick with them, for good or bad!

  2. Mary Crabtree said,

    How blessed you are~~and may the Lord continue to bless you and your very precious family!

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