Sticks and Stones…Practical Advice Regarding the Weaponry of Words

Few statements are more untrue than this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The truth is, words are powerful, because words are spiritual. They can be seeds to produce a harvest of blessing and peace, or swords to wound and destroy a person’s reputation. The world was created by God’s words. That same creative force has been given to us! Kingdoms, nations, businesses, churches, and marriages are either built up or destroyed by words. The writer of Proverbs said: “Death and life are in the… Read More

We Can’t Unsay Our Words

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭55‬:‭11‬ ESV) God spoke. And light pierced through darkness, planets took their places, the ground produced vegetation and animals, and waters teemed with marine life. Everything that exists came into being by God’s words. Let me take a trail of logic to identify a truth regarding the power of God’s word being released in… Read More

Low Flying Enemies

Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. (Proverbs 26:2 ESV) My grandparents always had bird feeders. They would put bread crumbs out and watch from their living room as birds of all shapes and sizes would come. In appreciation for all of the free food, the birds would chirp and sing everyday to my grandparents’ delight. Large birds often hover and soar at great heights, but many smaller birds use rapid, darting movements as they rarely fly very high… Read More