Watch Those Words

Proverbs 26:24 "People with hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don't believe them." (NLT)"I hate you," he said, then walked away. She couldn't believe her son had uttered such a scathing phrase.Any parent who's experienced a rebellious teenager has...

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Worthwhile Stuff

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14At the end of World War II, a large banquet was held.Numerous, long-winded speakers held forth but none could outdo the toastmaster who...

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When Words Don’t Do What Love Can

She stood in the long line to pay her respects. She was just a few people ahead of me when we got close enough to see the family.The father stood, appearing uncomfortable with all the fuss while mom sat unable to find the will nor the strength to greet each of...

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Reel It In

James 3:2 - We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. (NIV)Our little dog, Peanut, is old. He also has only three teeth, which means that keeping his tongue in his mouth is a...

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The Two-Edged Sword

Teach me, O' Lord, to hold my tongue And tell me what to say, If I am tempted to hurt someone Or lead someone astray.   Lord, I don't mean to criticize Or cause them grief or pain. So, help me just to bite my tongue And teach me to refrain.   The tongue is like a two...

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