Monday, April 27, 2009

What's in a word?

I am still at my parent's house for a couple more days. I am glad I am here, but I do get homesick for Luke... I know that probably sounds silly... especially after 18 years of marriage... that is just how it is! *Ü*

I am trying to help where I can with regards to my sister & her family. I just hope I am doing more good than harm. That may sound like a strange statement to you, but I am the kind of person that wants to keep everyone moving in a positive direction... as I am told so often, "you live in La La Land". I just believe that the words that come out of my mouth sets the tone for my attitude & outlook on things. I have not always been that way, unfortunately, but God has done a real work in me where that is concerned. The words that I speak are the words I hear & not only me but anyone around me & also the devil... why should I give him the chance to use my own words against me????

The written word can be so really can impact life... for instance the Bible... there is life in those words. Just like the spoken word... we can speak life or we can speak destruction. Try taking a verse & reading it out loud... it might sound weird, but I have found when I do that it gives me so much comfort. On the other hand, when I speak something bad about someone or even about myself... is there ever any comfort in that???

"Be done with every trace of wickedness and all deceit and insincerity and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind." I Peter 2:1

We, as Christians, are told to be encouraging to others... my question to you is... how do you encourage people that may not want to be encouraged?

Just a little card I put together for a birthday wish... like I said before, I have this butterfly thing going. It is simple, but I love the colors. And yes, I actually used some of my jeweled flowers!

Thanks for stopping & reading my thoughts... your visits are appreciated! with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Anonymous said...

Hey Sweets,
Good to hear that things are going well at Mom's.
I can't imagine you being anything other than a positive help.
That verse is part of the reading I did for HQ today!
I will tell you what is going on with Linda when you get is good.
Mary is staying over at her house this week, recovering from her surgery.
Will you be back for service? Hope to see you then.
Tell your family Hi, and that I have been praying for them.
Love Ya, Barb

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love the butterfly card. When are you coming home? Gorgeous day here today. I am taking Winter clothes and putting them upstairs and bringing down Summer. I also am getting a big pile for Good Will. Seems every year there are some things that I can now give away (which Doug would do the same)!!!! Upbeat people are fun to be around - you are always someone I want to be around. Let your light shine, dear sister in Christ. Looking forward to seeing you back here. We can not come to Bonnie's party Sunday, but am getting my invite list ready to send to you for my party, since you graciously said you would write them for me. Say howdy to your parents for us. Have a beautiful Tuesday.

lynns said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Thanks for the messages each day-I follow your blog every day.