So much meaning.
The words I say, good and bad, have such a profound and sometimes long-lasting impact. Watch someone's face drop when you are rushed, short, or cruel. Compare it to the times you are attentive, patient, and kind.
Let's embrace each other, encourage each other, surround each other in love, and build each other up rather than tear each other down.
"They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows" (Psalm 64:3).
Lord, Today will you help me remember to think before I speak? Will you put the words in my mouth that others are longing to hear? Will you bless me by allowing me to be You with skin on? I want to be a blessing not a weapon.
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About Lori Freeland
Lori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
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