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Monday, February 17, 2014


Have you ever had an aggravating week where small things kept piling on? I have. Bob was out of the country. I was lonely and dealing with things that he was better at handling. My e-mail and website went down, a URL expired, and there were house repairs. His plans kept changing so I couldn't plan. My publishing house went out of business and my books are not available until I figure out what to do. I was behind on what I call ministrivia and confusing tasks from my parents estate were increasing.

I called my best friend Nancy to whine, which didn't help because whining never does. What helped was a call from her later asking me to pay a visit to her grieving mother. I was so blessed by visiting her mom that I should have learned the lesson then but not yet. I kept whining and my misery increased until I got an e-mail from my friend Cathy who said my Facebook post made her sad and that she prayed for me. She suggested I go evangelizing.

Her prayers were answered as the light started to dawn. I have good friends. I watched a TV Christian speaker who talked about the power of words. She asked if our words brought people down or blessed them. She reminded us that when we blessed others with our words, we were blessed. She said that when we claim the words of the Bible through our thoughts and words, they manifest in our lives. I needed an attitude adjustment both for me and for the poor people who love me.

I confessed to God and wrote an apology e-mail to to Cathy for making her sad. I promised to go evangelizing. I'm confessing to you and hopefully my lesson will bless you. My website went down again but this time I reminded myself that nothing was too big for God. I sent off a help request to my hosting company and trusted them and God. It was back up in an hour. I was better the next day because I was speaking God's blessings. Bob called that night to say he was coming home. Bless people with your tongue and you will be blessed.


Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Job 12:11

May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. Psalms 119:172
Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Job 12:11

May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. Psalms 119:172

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. Proverbs 11:12

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. James 3:9

Blessings With the Tongue

  • Ears test words the way the tongue tastes food. Are your words sweet or sour?
  • Our tongue was made to sing of God's word.  
  • Using our tongue to criticize and complain shows poor judgement.  
  • Reckless words bring people down - piercing their hearts.
  • Wise words bring healing.  
  • A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit of both others and our own.
  • If we believe the word of God and tongues speak differently, our tongue is deceitful.  
  • The tongue can praise God or curse men (both others and us). The choice is ours.

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