Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Thinking about the New Year, new beginnings, fresh and unwritten pages in our lives, and looking for one thing to hold and remind myself during those difficult days.

I think I have found it.

Ann's simple words, "Only Speak Words that make Souls Stronger" (free downloadable card found here, scroll down) has challenged me - words and I have a love/hate relationship.

Words can be warm and cold.  Words can help or hurt.  Words can be beautiful or ugly.

Words to children "What were you thinking?  Why on earth...What's wrong with you?" hurt, not help.  Words to and about friends and family spoken without love, patience and grace can rip relationships apart.

Words can be very dangerous things, the ramifications of a word sent out to harm someone can be devastating.  Something needs to be done about our words, my words.

So for this year, I'm praying for words that bless.  Words that lift up, encourage.  Words of grace.  Measured words, not an eruption of emotion and mindlessness.  Words that strengthen.

Won't you join me and work on your words?

(Still hatching my plan for the new year that I hope to include all of you in!  More later, have a beautiful day!)

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  1. Our words come from the overflow of our hearts, yes? So I know that if I continue to link my heart closer to His -- and He draws me ever-closer in -- my words will reflect the relationship with true God.

    Thank you, Lydia, for *your* wise, wise words here. Happy New Year.

  2. I have been hurt with words...and I've hurt others with my words.

    So , may this year be one of edification

  3. Jennifer - thank you for the reminder! Indeed, out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.


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