Good Things From An Open Mouth

Good Things From An Open Mouth God gave you a mouth to use.  When your mouth opens, let it say sweet stuff. Talk of good things, things that are beautiful, right, just, and merciful. Let it compliment and encourage other people. Let it teach goodness, manners, and patience. Let it...

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Good Things From A Closed Mouth

Good Things From A Closed Mouth We have a mouth, tongue, and voice box, and they can be used in wonderful ways.  But sometimes it’s best for a mouth to stay closed.  We all need to become good listeners. Lots of people are possessed with foot in mouth disease.  You...

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The Tongue Can Get You Into A Lot Of Trouble

The Tongue Can Get You Into A Lot Of Trouble Someone said, “Don’t put your tongue in motion before your mind is in gear”.  That’s good advice, but we often talk before we think it through. Someone else said, “He that talketh by the yard, but thinketh by the inch,...

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Overcoming Your Hindrances

Overcoming Your Hindrances There will always be hindrances in our lives. There are people who will hinder you from accomplishing what God has in store for you. Understand the light will never always be green. In the highway of life there will always be parts under construction. Bridges will be...

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Keeping About Your Work

Keeping About Your Work The Lord has given to every man his work.  It is his business to do it, and the devil’s business to hinder you if he can.  So sure, as God has given you a work to do, Satan will try to hinder you. He may present...

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What to do about Criticism!

What to do about Criticism! It won’t hurt you to listen when folks speak evil against you. What do you do about it ? Weigh carefully what is said. Make an honest, personal evaluation. Pray and let God guide you to respond in the right way. I like the response...

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Some Things Are Not Worth The Headache

Some Things Are Not Worth The Headache There are those who will argue at the drop of a hat.  We need to learn that we don’t need to answer every question or deal with every issue.  It’s not necessary to respond to everything you disagree with.  It is easy to...

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Learning What Is important

Learning What Is important What is the worst scenario you can paint? Is your marriage gone?  Have you been diagnosed with terminal cancer?  Dealing with a tough issue?  It is all compared to what? God is still in heaven.  He is still dealing in forgiveness, second chances, and mercy.  There...

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Chippie Doesn’t Sing Anymore

Chippie Doesn’t Sing Anymore There was a woman who had a pet parakeet named Chippie who would sing. The woman made several mistakes.  She was vacuuming her floor, and she decided to clean out the bottom of Chippie’s cage with her vacuum cleaner.  Mistake number one. The phone rang she...

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If You Want Strawberries, Don’t Plant Lemons

If You Want Strawberries, Don’t Plant Lemons We all want the same outcome -- to be happy and to end up with a reasonable measure of health, wealth, and happiness. Seeds are a strange thing; they teach us a lot about life.  They don’t grow unless they are planted. We...

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