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The battle is more about words than race. In Genesis 11, the people got all arrogant and decided to build a tower to the heavens. God put an end to it . . . not by changing their skin … Continue reading
Imagine that every word you spoke yesterday fell to the floor. Sweep them into three piles: kind words, angry words, neutral words. “Please pass the salt” counts as neutral (polite does not equal kind). Which pile is biggest?
Amy Wilson Carmichael (1867–1951), missionary to India, is best known for her work rescuing young women from forced prostitution. Her wisdom still applies: “For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, … Continue reading
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
I am reading a book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain, on the importance of early language development. I learned that words aren’t just essential to communication, they set up neural pathways that define future aptitude. Think … Continue reading
We think we’re waiting for the still, small voice of God. Sometimes it’s not a voice. We’d looked everywhere for the keys–nada. We prayed. In my mind’s eye, I saw our young son poking the keys through … Continue reading
Prayer . . . a conversation with God, usually via words. Sometimes God and I communicate visually: somebody’s face pops up in my head, along with the impression that I should pray for that individual (and we’re back to words); … Continue reading
I’m reading Oliver Sacks’ Seeing Voices. It’s a fascinating look into communication, deafness and the power of words. He reminds us that we think with words. Words connect us to past and future, to far-off places, even to the land of make-believe. Without … Continue reading
Words matter. I try hard to use the right words. It aggravates me when others don’t–as in: Access to health insurance versus access to health care Income (what is earned) versus wealth (what is owned) Natural versus good (think about it; poison … Continue reading