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Are You Speaking or Listening?

1 Samuel 3: 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” If you have ever coached kids you probably understand the challenge and frustration with the ones who do not listen.  You may have the attention of most of them as you instruct, […]

The Power of Words

Proverbs 18: 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. The average tongue weighs about 60 grams, which would represent less than 1/1000th of an average human’s body mass.  Its weight is almost irrelevant as the tongue is disproportionately powerful.  Beyond it’s vital roles in […]

Taming the Tongue

James 3: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. The beginning of the third chapter of James is often entitled “Taming the Tongue”.  The first twelve verses all address the issue […]