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Monday, September 2, 2013

Communication

Communication can be overrated.
Once words leave the mouth,
they can never be retrieved.
To express negative feelings that have not yet
been taken to the Lord for His working,
is to expose the mess Satan is trying to make in
one’s life as though it were an accomplished feat.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quality Words

To the discerning listener, one who speaks badly of others is the one who looks small.
Feeding a relationship with unkind words  about another is like drinking  poisoned tea together.
Kind words endear a speaker to a listener.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Clarity

Taking personal offense from the words or  actions of others is like eating poison  offered from their hands.
Sluff the hurt away  with a kind thought or word. Choose to live a lovely life.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Whose Fault is This?

It’s easy to recognize the faults of others,  but fixing one's own is the work of a lifetime.
Oddly, the things we most dislike about others, are the things we fear  may reside in us.

Friday, May 17, 2013

This, Too, Shall Pass.

When some great sorrow, like a tsunami wave, roars over your heart with peace-destroying power, hold fast to the reality that this, too, shall pass.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Misdirected Deeds

Where the misdirected actions of others  affect our own lives, we have to quietly shift gears, alter our plans, forgive, love and  patiently wait for God to bring good  out of the circumstances.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nourishment for the Heart

Food for the body becomes nourishment for the heart when enjoyed in an atmosphere of pleasant conversation and noisy love.