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Confession: I Have a Short Temper

My biggest struggle lately, apart from finding the time to start this blog, has been learning how to show grace to my children while adjusting to life with an infant and a two year old that sometimes acts like she's twenty. My biggest revelation in the last six months: I have a short temper. I used to pride myself on having patience and my ability to keep my cool.  It has become glaringly obvious that is not the case.  Pride goes before a fall, and I have found that to be so true. Isn't that just like our sinful nature to deceive us and make us think that we have it all together? I certainly like to think I'm not that bad.

I have started to ask myself questions to get to the root of this short temper I didn't realize I had. My pastor and his wife have been helpful in this process by teaching my husband and myself the Five Why's.  The idea is that you keep asking yourself why until you find the root sin that is driving your negative attitude or behavior.  It has pr…

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