Lately I had been pondering about the power of WORDS in our lives.
Lately I have been drawn to the many tender words expressed with love and wisdom, like these:
Ronald Reagan's Love Letter to Nancy
Joey+Rory's blog - Rory's tender words sharing their lives with us.
Lou's Prophetic words as he expresses his dreams and vision and passion.
Kristin's Blog. Words of a mother, that oh, I can so much relate to.
And this letter of a Dad to his daughter
And the Open Letter to Strangers who helped her get through one of the most difficult time of her life
This phrase Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me - this is a lie. It is wrong. It was a tool to avoid retaliation when verbally bullied or abused. It served its purpose then, but in reality ... words used the wrong way, harm.
Hateful words. Condescending Words. Accusation and Lies. These words harm and can eventually indirectly kill a person. But words use to encourage? Ah, those words can bring a dead person back to life.
So much to write about WORDS, what we say and how we say it.
In closing, this is the verse I got for my Quite Time today:
"Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" - Psalm 119:105