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No Value in Profanity

No Value in Profanity

[310 words] Horace Porter, a lieutenant colonel and personal secretary to General Ulysses Grant during the American Civil War, wrote about a conversation he had with the famous general one evening while they were sitting by a campfire. Porter commented, “General, it...

The Danger of Desensitization

The Danger of Desensitization

[117 words] It's a real danger for Christians to become so desensitized by the entertainment we consume or the causes we support that we revert back to talking as if we never were born again. Maybe some rationalize their crude language, saying, "I only say these words...

We Will Talk Face to Face

We Will Talk Face to Face

[261 words] A line like this can make us curious: “I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face” (3 John 13-14). We can’t know for sure what else John needed to say, but we can glean...

Choose Your Words Wisely

Choose Your Words Wisely

[498 words] The story is told of a man who called the phone company to complain about how his name was listed in the directory. He angrily insisted, "My name is Sweady, but this is the second time you've mistakenly spelled it Cyirwu." "I'm sorry,” the customer service...

I Said Nothing

I Said Nothing

[388 words] Robert Benchly once remarked, "Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.” No matter how great your vocabulary may be, sometimes, the right thing to say is nothing. First, if you cannot speak with purity, the best thing that you can say, no...

He That Blasphemeth the Name of the Lord

He That Blasphemeth the Name of the Lord

[503 words] "And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of lsrael strove together in the camp;And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the...

What Your Tongue Says

What Your Tongue Says

  [492 words] You know that every human being has a unique fingerprint, but did you realize that each person also has his or her own unique tongue print? According to published reports, scientists have discovered that just as no two people have the same...

He That Blasphemeth the Name of the Lord

The Right Words at the Right Time

  [277 words] I recently read about an interesting series of questions to ask yourself before saying anything to another person. The idea is to make sure that you speak properly at the proper time. The three questions to ask are: Does this need to be said? Does...

He That Blasphemeth the Name of the Lord

Words

[304 words] There are many ways we use our words each day. In a recent study researchers found that on average, women speak 16,215 words per day and men speak 15,669 words per day. Some people use very few words and some people seem to never stop talking, even to...

What Your Tongue Says

Your Speech

[204 words] It was said of Peter, "Your speech betrays you." James said, "No one can tame the tongue." And Jesus said, "Out of the heart the mouth speaks." We talk about the things that are dearest to us. A UK fan will not keep quiet! His speech will surely tell whose...

Unique Expressions

Unique Expressions

[483 words] "And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before" (Gen. 31:2). Jacob could tell by the look on Laban's face that he was not happy with him. The expression on our face may say more than we realize. God made us social...

He That Blasphemeth the Name of the Lord

‘OMG’

[481 words] "Oh my God!" Hardly a day goes by that we do not hear someone exclaim it. You hear it at work or school, at the bank or the supermarket, and sometimes even on the church parking lot. Television, no doubt, is the chief offender, with nearly every game show,...

What is Flowing from Your Heart?

What is Flowing from Your Heart?

  [229 words] “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). God is the “God of hope” and fills us with joy and peace, but something is required of us. ...

Is Your Tongue Tamed?

Is Your Tongue Tamed?

[222 words] “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). When angry men from another tribe confronted Gideon about why he hadn’t waited for them for judgment on enemy leaders, he replied, “What have I accomplished compared to...