Tag Archives: blessings and curses

Stubborn Words

  It is easy to think that words just fade into the air. Without consequences. But those words have power I don’t see. They leave tracks in our brains–for good or evil. Blessings or curses.   James 3:10 (NIV) Out … Continue reading

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Good Words (Wednesday)

Many years ago, when my husband and I were houseparents at a facility for troubled teens, I got some wise advice: keep mental tallies of the positive and negative things said to each child daily, and make sure there are more … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat / Blessings and Curses (Friday)

“God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else.” Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)  

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Trick or Treat / Blessings and Curses (Thursday)

  If all Christians whispered a blessing over every child they encountered this evening, it truly would be a holy night, a Hallowed Eve.  

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Trick or Treat / Blessings and Curses (Wednesday)

  Me: Look at him: tough-guy swagger, droopy drawers, stone face. He’s trouble! God: Why are you cursing my creation? Me: What cursing? It’s the truth. God: The truth? Really? Look at him with my eyes. Speak blessing into his … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat / Blessings and Curses (Tuesday)

Trick or Treat. Treat or Trick. Reminds me of biblical blessings and curses:     James 3:9-11 (VOICE) . . . this same tongue can be both an instrument of blessing to our Lord and Father and a weapon that … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat / Blessings and Curses (Monday)

    It’s almost Halloween. How do you feel about the costumed kiddos on your doorstep?   Gotta love ’em Help! They’re holding me hostage (for chocolate) Dental disasters in the making Can’t we just skip the whole Halloween holiday? Dress-up is … Continue reading

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