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Words Are Weapons

"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18 ESV)"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak." (Matthew 12:36 ESV)There are all kinds of weapons....

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Hold Your Peace

"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." (Proverbs 17:28 KJV)Whenever I pray, for the times when I remember, I always say, "Lord, help me to bridle my tongue today," because words are...

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Your Words Have Power

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear it." (Ephesians 4:29 ESV)"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." (Proverbs 15:1 ESV)...

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Your Words Have Power

"Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips." (Psalm 141:3 ESV)"Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruits." (Proverbs 18:21 ESV) Did you know words have power? Words can build up and break...

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The Ear of Gossip

When I think of the word "gossip", I think of Rachel Lynde from Anne of Green Gables. She constantly snooped, made judgments, and then scattered her version of the "news" to other people around the town of Avonlea by flapping her unstoppable gums. But hear what the...

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The Power of Words

Oh, those words that can cut right through! And then there are those that can soothe our pain.Last week, I stepped to the counter at my doctor's office. "Here is your referral for your blood work," the receptionist said. But her words, though simple and mundane, were...

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Three Secrets to Make Your Day Shine

A group of friends and I chatted during lunch at an Asian restaurant last Sunday. After we finished, the usual thing happened. A waitress approached the table with a tray. "Fortune cookies for you,” she said with a lovely accent. Although I don’t believe in that...

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Slow to Speak, Quick to Listen

"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;" (James 1:19) I stared after my husband in wonder. Why had he slunk away hurt? My words were meant to correct something that was important to me. Why was he being so...

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The Tongue

'I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence." But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. My heart grew hot within me, and as I...

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