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Poisonous weeds and thoughts …

“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” Proverbs 18:21 One time while vacationing in the north woods of Minnesota, a puppy jumped on me and apparently had poison ivy oil on his paws. I spent the next two … Continue reading

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No Gossip, Please …

“Don’t pass on malicious gossip.” Exodus 23:1 What is classified as gossip? Wikipedia defines it as “idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.” The problem is that it is sometimes hard to discern when … Continue reading

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Smokey is a bear …

“Truthful witness by a good person clears the air, but liars lay down a smoke screen of deceit.” Proverbs 12:17 I love sitting around a campfire watching the smoke swirl into the sky. A lot of life is like that–an … Continue reading

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Such a surprise!

“A gadabout gossip can’t be trusted with a secret, but someone of integrity won’t violate a confidence.” Proverbs 11:13 Can you keep a secret? My daughter’s best girlfriend Jaimie, from California, let me in on her secret. She was planning … Continue reading

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Stay on the path to holiness!

“Be wary of even longtime neighbors. Don’t even trust your grandmother!” Jeremiah 9:3 Times must have been extremely troublesome in Jerusalem for God to send Jeremiah there with the message not to trust anyone—“brother schemes against brother… friends against friends … Continue reading

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Do you need to bridle your tongue?

“Let me give you some good advice: I’m looking you in the eye and giving it to you straight: Don’t be ornery like a horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to stay on track.” Psalm 32:8,9 The … Continue reading

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Be careful what you say…

“Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk.” James 4:11. People love to share juicy gossip–especially if it tears down someone who is perceived to have … Continue reading

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Words…fire in my belly

“The words are fire in my belly, a burning in my bones. I’m worn out trying to hold it in. I can’t do it any longer!” Jeremiah 20:9 In the case of Jeremiah, even though he knew he was setting … Continue reading

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Happy Humpday~ Pssst—Can You Speak Louder?

Don’t eavesdrop on the conversation of others. What if the gossip is about you, and you’d rather not hear it? You’ve done that a few times, haven’t you—said things behind someone’s back you wouldn’t say to his face? Ecclesiastes 7:21,22 … Continue reading

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