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Sorted Words

  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?

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Sweet Words

  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

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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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Word Power

  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

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Waiting to Understand

  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

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Word Power (Thursday)

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

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Word Power (Tuesday)

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

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Word Power (Monday)

  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

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Words (Friday)

There are no shortcuts. The disciplined Christian life requires time (a lot of time) spent with the Word of God (the Bible) and the Word (Jesus).     The more I study the Word of God, the more I love the … Continue reading

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Words (Thursday)

Max Lucado has a way with words. Here’s a good example: “The Bible is God’s Word given in man’s language.”     I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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