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Changing the Way we Speak by Examining the Heart

 Today’s Truth Jesus said, “What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean…But things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’” (Matthew 15:11,18 NIV).  Friend to Friend While it is the Holy Spirit that gives us …

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Changing the Way We Speak: Relying on the Holy Spirit

Today’s Truth “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” (Ephesians 4:29 NIV).  Friend to Friend It was a daunting scene.  Over 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline covered with black slimy crude oil, more than 1,000 bodies …

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Using Our Words Wisely – Learning from the Best

Today’s Truth “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).   Friend to Friend This month, I’ve been examining the power of our words.  So today, let’s take a look at how Jesus used his words with his friends and let’s learn from the best. Jesus was the Master of believing the best in others and encouraging them to reach …

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A Simple Choice

Today’s Truth “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as in fact you are doing” (I Thessalonians 5:11 NIV).  Friend to Friend We are shaped by words from those who love us or refuse to love us.  And we are shaped by the words of those who don’t even know our names. It is the heart cry …

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A Powerful Force

  Today’s Truth “Life and death are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21NIV).   Friend to Friend I’ve always been amazed at the power restrained in a tiny atom too small to be seen by the naked eye.  Fission, (splitting the tiny nucleus of an atom), or fusion, (joining nuclei together), have the potential to generate enough power to …

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An Incredible Gift

Today’s Truth “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” Proverbs 18:21 (NIV). Friend To Friend “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).  When God created the world, stocked the seas with marine life and the skies with winged creatures – when he caused the …

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Mixed Messages

Today’s Truth  “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers and sisters [and girlfriends] this should not be” (James 3:9-10 TNIV). Friend To Friend  Catherine and I set out for a lazy summer stroll through …

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How’s Your Reception?

Today’s Truth “The seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop” (Luke 8:15 NIV). Friend To Friend Have you ever thought about how frustrated God must feel when He calls out to us and gets no response?  The Lord taught me a little lesson …

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Which Character Will You Play?

Today’s Truth “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV) Friend To Friend One Saturday night, my family hunkered down on the den sofa with an oversized bowl of popcorn, tall glasses of soda, and an action-packed vide Raider’s of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford.  …