The silent tongue seems the most damaging to me. I have no statistics to prove it, but somehow this one seems to be so far-reaching. People don’t address wrong-doing (basically sin) in the home, at school, or at church. Our ignoring the wrongdoing does not make it disappear. It just … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — Day 30
This is the day that discouragement gets addressed. Pegues comments that discouraging someone else is the evidence that you lack faith in God’s ability. I am guilty! I have learned though the more you rehearse God’s Word, your faith increases and you look less at the circumstance and more … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — Day 26
Prior to accusing someone, Pegues encourages that you ask a clarifying question and listen to the person’s response before you make a statement! Wow! (Wish I had been practicing this. Most likely would have saved myself several embarrassing, “I’m sorry” moments!)
The self-absorbed tongue can be a trap for me, if I am not careful! I have much to say… and well if no one else wants to talk… here’s what I think. 🙂 One does tire of the person who has nothing else to talk about but him or herself. … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — Day 21
The “belittling tongue” hit home the hardest! Belittling is defined as saying or thinking that someone or something is unimportant or not very good. 1 I would not eagerly admit to belittling people. But, by the time the author finished with her explanations and examples, I felt “guilty” had been … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — Day 13
Today has been some day and it’s not even close to being done! I have had heard one bad tiding or encountered one difficult circumstance after another — from being challenged at work about my decision-making, to learning that a family member could be facing long-term financial challenges, to an acquaintance’s husband having … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — TESTED!
Well, the eighth day’s entry was definitely a challenge for me – Day 10: the gossiping tongue- is not. I do my best not to gossip because in church circles I have seen the emotional fallout from those at the receiving end. Females usually burst into tears and males stand … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! –Day 10
I’ve learned over the years not to have an “argumentative” tongue! I do have much to say, but I don’t have to have a comeback all the time! There are times when you can hear a comment and you really can ignore it! The scripture that does help me keep it … Continue Reading Taming My Tongue! — Day 6