The Power of Words
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you!” I heard this as a child and was not challenged to think it untrue. But it is…untrue, that is. Words can make or break you, kind words can lift up and change lives, unkind or cruel words can tear down and destroy.
My first experience with the power of words was in high school. My family was a typical American family, my mom did not use bad language or yell at us. My sisters were normal girls, with the usual sister fights, my brother was 6 years younger and we all babied him. So, there was mostly quiet in my home. My dad worked hard and had 2 jobs and was usually amiable and ready to relax when he got home at night, although he came from a feisty Italian/Spanish family. We moved a lot and Mom’s ever positive attitude helped foster a spirit of contentment from each place to the next.
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So often over the last years, I have written things down, saved them (in a box) and never used them on my book or my site. I had direction, didn’t have direction, talked myself out of it, listened to the voices, “Why would anyone be interested?” “You need this, or that to start.” “What is it you want to deliver?” “How do you think you can do this with all you have to do; roll over and go back to sleep!” Yes, that’s my life and I’m sticking to it.Continue reading
It’s both a privilege and an awesome responsibility to be a mom. I guess that’s why I was hesitant as a young bride to want children. I can only say, God knew best! I gave Him my heart and He changed me for sure. I never would have known the blessings of these precious lives that have been put in my path. There are challenges, of course, but when your adult child tells you he loves you or your young grandchild wants to come home with you, it can really melt your heart.Continue reading