Category Archives: Words

Oh, For Goodness Sakes…Speak Life!!


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John 6:35

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life…”

John 11:25

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life…”


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life…”

1 John 5:12

“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

Psalm 19:14

“May these words of my mouth

and this meditation of my heart   

be pleasing in Your sight,   

Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 34:12-13

“Whoever of you loves life   

and desires to see many good days,

keep your tongue from evil   

and your lips from telling lies.”

Psalm 37:30

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,   

and their tongues speak what is just.”

Proverbs 15:4

“Kind words bring life,

but cruel words crush your spirit.”

James 1:26

“Those who consider themselves religious

and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues

deceive themselves,

and their religion is worthless.”

Titus 2:7-8

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good.

In your teaching show integrity,

seriousness and soundness of speech

that cannot be condemned,

so that those who oppose you may be ashamed

because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

Psalm 139:4

Before a word is on my tongue   

You, Lord, know it completely.”

1 Corinthians 2:13

This is what we speak,

not in words taught us by human wisdom

but in words taught by the Spirit,

explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.”

Ephesians 4:29

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,

but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,

that it may benefit those who listen.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you

that I have set before you life and death,

blessings and curses.

Now choose life,

so that you and your children may live

and that you may love the Lord your God,

listen to His voice,

and hold fast to Him.

For the Lord is your life,

and He will give you many years in the land

He swore to give to your fathers,

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”


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My One Year Blog-A-Versary!! July ’13


How should I celebrate my…

Entrance into the blogosphere???

I’m going to first of all thank my son…

For thinking of it…

Setting everything up for me…

Supporting me…

Mentioning me on FB…

And constantly answering my technical questions!!


I’m going to let him…

Post whatever he wants!!!

So here goes!!!

So my Mother, the very same one you all so love for her blog posts,

wanted me to write something for her “Blog-A-Versary.”

I told her I didn’t think that was a real thing

to which she replied “Well, I’m making it a thing.”

Thus, her Blog-A-Versary was born.

She instructed me to have some sort of guest post written by the beginning of July,

so she would have time to “get it ready for my Blog-A-Versary” [sic]

I asked when she REALLY needed it by (myself being a procrastinator)

and her answer was a hard deadline of July 13th her actual Blog-A-Versary (or so she claims).

Enough backstory.

Here I sit, proudly, on July 14th, to compose a special guest post for my beloved Mom. 

She is, as I’m sure you all have found out, sort of a strange one,

but endearing.

I always get questions from her about how WordPress works (much to my chagrin)

and the ways of computers.

I’ve become the unofficial tech support for my family, friends, and half my neighborhood.

My Mother, at least, learns.

Some people just don’t know how to take instructions.


But she’s so supportive in all the crazy things I do,

I’d be a super-jerk-face not to help with her blog-o-things.

Enough backstory.

Here I sit, proudly, on July 14th, to compose a special guest post for my beloved Mom. 

One thing I wanted to talk about real quick is the difference between hating sin and hating the sinner.

This is something that’s really bothered me a lot recently.

As a Christian, there are certainly things that people do that I don’t agree with.

I’m not going to specifics chiefly because my opinion of what’s right and wrong doesn’t matter.

But what I’m talking about is not a religious thing.

What I see so much in the world now is people hating people.

Now, seriously guys?

That’s not cool.

I completely understand disagreeing with someone’s opinions,

but that’s no reason to shun the person.

It’s not my place to judge people.

It’s not my place to condemn anyone or to speak ill of them.

It is, however, my place to be kind to everyone.

Everyone has the right to make their own choices on what they’re going to believe in (or not believe in).

I can tell people my beliefs and explain them if they want,

but I can’t hate them for anything they believe.

Everyone’s done things they’re not proud of;

everyone’s messed up in the past.

What’s normal to some is not normal to everyone.

Keeping a person down and trying to make their life tougher

to try to “scare” them into agreeing with you

is no way to make an argument for your case.

You really want someone to share your opinion?


Being mean is a horrible way to get your point across.

I’m talking to everyone here,

whoever you are

and however you choose to identify yourself.

All I’m saying is that people are still people,

no matter what.

If you think they’re wrong?

Yup, they’re still people.

If you completely disagree with how a complete stranger

chooses to live his/her life?


That’s still a person.

Take a step back

and try to put yourself in their shoes.

If you still can’t see eye to eye,

you can still be friends,

you can still be courteous.

Just because someone disagrees with you,

they’re not automatically an enemy.

So hey, everyone, just chill out a little.

As a wise woman (my Mother of course) once said to me,

“If it’s not life and death,

it’s not life and death.

Don’t worry about it.”

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Fly little bird…


Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another,

forgiving each other,

just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Colossians 3:12

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people,

holy and dearly loved,

clothe yourselves with compassion,

kindness, humility,

gentleness and patience.”

1 Peter 3:9

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.

On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,

because to this you were called

so that you may inherit a blessing.”


I Don’t Wanna Say A Word!


Unless It Points The World Back To You!

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,

 to know the word that sustains the weary.

He wakens me morning by morning,

wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.

The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;

I have not been rebellious,

I have not turned away.”

Isaiah 50:4  NIV

Be reminded that your words have the opportunity to make great impact;

allow wisdom to guide how you choose them.  

The Daily Verse

by Kat Davis

 “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

Francis of Assisi

God in His kindness gave each of us different gifts.

If your gift is speaking God’s Word,

make sure what you say agrees with the Christian faith. 

Romans 12:6 GWT

Words can make you feel like a prisoner…

Or set you free!

Words can make you feel like a criminal…

Or make you feel like a king!

Words can lift your heart…

To places you’ve never been! 

Words can drag you down…

Or bring you down to where you began!

Words can build you up…

Words can break you down!

Words can start a fire in your heart…

Or put it out!

Let Your words be life!  Let Your words be truth!

I don’t wanna say a word…

Unless it points the world back to You!

You can heal our  heartache…

Speak over our fear…


Your voice is the only thing…

We need to hear!

Let the words I say

Be the sound of Your grace

I wanna speak Your love…

Not just another noise!


I wanna be Your light…

I wanna be Your voice!