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Being mean is MEAN.

Chilly —  February 17, 2015 — 2 Comments

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Sometimes people aren’t very nice… 

including me.

Mean people spread mean gossip; their words smart and burn. Troublemakers start fights; gossips break up friendships. Proverbs 16:27-28

 

We get those selfish moments where we are either super-sensitive and we take everything too personal or we’re just the opposite, too calloused, and we fail to realize we’re being a jerk. It happens. Far too often for most of us.

It’s important during these glitches in our humanity to:

a) Shut up – don’t complain, moan & loathe or, on the other hand,  brag, defend or belittle.  be careful not to use your blog, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc to manipulate or implicate.  And then,

b) Get alone with God & His Word.  seek the absolute and total truth and be willing to obey (repent, forgive or both).  Finally,

c) Always give others the benefit of the doubt.  seek the best, believe the best and smile through it (relying on the reality of God’s saving grace to ripple across your face).

Yeah, people will still be mean…

including me.

But, we can be better with each and every opportunity, yes opportunity, we have to catch some unmerited pity, punk’ing or even praise.  take it all in stride.

Look how Proverbs 16 ends:

Make your motions and cast your votes, but God has the final say. v. 33

voteless, Chilly

Words

Chilly —  February 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

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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

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Chilly —  June 13, 2012 — 5 Comments

Mean people spread mean gossip; their words smart and burn. 28 Troublemakers start fights; gossips break up friendships. Proverbs 16:27-28

Sometimes people aren’t very nice…

 including me.

We get those selfish moments where we are either supersensitive and we take everything too personal or we’re just the opposite, too calloused, and we fail to realize that we’re being a jerk. It happens… far too often for most of us.

It’s important during these glitches in our humanity to:

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