Tongue Depressors

And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
~ James 3:6 [NLT]

While you can delete a tweet, spoken words are heard immediately and remembered forever. You may be in an awkward relationship at the moment because of this. Remember those tongue depressors at the doctor’s office? It’s difficult to talk and equally difficult to hear with one in your mouth. Before you speak discouraging or criticizing words, put a “tongue depressor” in your mouth and remember that God loves them. 

Evening Prayer

Proverbs 3:5-7

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You

I pray that you will trust the Lord with all your heart, not leaning on your own understanding. May you trust Him, even when the outlook is dim, for He knows the best way for you. Turn to Him for all the concerns in your work, your relationships, your family and your household. I pray that you will acknowledge Him, and trust that He will make your paths straight. In anything, may you not be wise in your own eyes. May you fear the Lord and shun evil, trusting in His holy ways. I pray that you will know that the Lord cares deeply for you and is worthy of your trust.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Eternal Perspectives

The literature of pilgrimage lavishes its attention on the journey to heaven and then becomes largely silent when the pilgrim finally arrives there, leaving us with the impression that what goes on there is beyond finite human understanding. Unless we realize that the technique being used is one of negation in which the absence of activity signals not poverty but a richness beyond our understanding, we can scarcely avoid sympathizing with people who try to render the Christian hope of heaven ridiculous by saying that they do not want to spend eternity playing harps.

~ Wayne Martindale, [Journey to the Celestial City]