Who can I bless today?

Our words to others can be a weapon or a soothing comfort. “A gentle answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). Every day, we come into contact with people. We can use words to bless them. Asking the grocery store checkout person a simple question like, “How is work […]

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lip service

It’s a constant challenge. And I think that’s good. What is? Checking what we say against our hearts. It means, of course, that we have to take the blob our words form as they trail out of our mouths and scoop them up and put them on the table. A large table. With a clear, […]

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Careless words

Jesus healed a man who couldn’t see and couldn’t speak. He condemns some men who could. The former had a demon, an evil spirit, an agent of satan. The latter accused Jesus of working for satan. The former caused people to begin to ask serious, thoughtful questions about the identity of Jesus, about his role […]

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