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Chilly —  February 15, 2015 — Leave a comment


Have you ever listened to yourself?  Do you hear life or death?  Do you hear love or hate?  I’ve been thinking a lot about this…  Here’s some wisdom I found to help me choose my words more wisely:

  • “If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect from you 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?”  ~ Author Unknown

  • “Speak when you are angry — and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” ~ Laurence J. Peter

  • “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless.” ~ Mother Theresa

  • “By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill

  • “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  • “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18

  • “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul, health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

  • “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” wrote wise King Solomon, Proverbs 18:21

  • “You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” Philippians 4:8

  • “We will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word spoken” Mathew 12:36

    And, as I pray each time before I preach or teach…

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart  be pleasing in your sight,  O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

watchin’ my words, Chilly


Chilly —  May 1, 2014 — 4 Comments

Whoa… can you believe it’s already MAY?? 

The reality of this truth is a bit overwhelming for me! It’s undeniable that NOW through September is going to scream by SO FAST! Lots of speaking, weddings, conferences, soccer games, outreaches, preaching, traveling, events and vacation! ALL good stuff and LOTS of it!

MayDayMay 1st is often referred to as “May Day” but, instead, for me it’s “Mayday!” which is an international distress call meaning “come help me!”

This evening, after a great lunch with my wife, then driving to two hospitals (one by mistake) to visit an adorable baby, and then running a few errands, having a several phone appointments, replying to double-digit emails, spending two hours mentoring some pastors & leaders, studying,  coming home late to kiss my kids goodnight, and finally sitting down to a cup of british tea with honey… I thought, my life is so freakin’ crazy! And, it’s about to get even crazier! Have I mentioned that I serve as a pastor at TWO churches 90 miles apart?   Continue Reading…