While my cold has now landed in my throat this week I've learned a few things which I hope to remember once I'm feeling better.
It hurts to speak in a "regular" voice so I've had to whisper when speaking to the kids. Whispering means I need to be close enough to their face and look them in the eye when I speak. (It's funny. . . they then respond in a whisper too)
I've learned once again that I don't need to be harsh or raise my voice in order to be heard.
Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Look in their eye. . . don't be harsh. . .look in their eye. . . don't be harsh . . .
OK Lord, with your help, I will listen and obey (without delay). . . as I say to the kids.