Thursday, September 16, 2010
Good Morning Girls:-)
I am sooo excited to begin again with GMG:-)!!!!. I have begun reading The Power of a Woman's Words by Sharon Jaynes. I have been truly humbled, gained insight, and given a new perspective. I was moved by these words:
"The tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity" (James 3:6 NASB). "It can only be tamed by the power of the Holy Spirit".
"A mother's support means a great deal to her child. She is an encourager whose voice can be heard echoing in the distance, pumping courage and confidence into her children's hearts. She's the cheerleader on the sidelines who knows that an uplifting word, offered at the right moment, might make the difference between her children finishing well or collapsing along the way."
"There are times in any friendship when confrontation is necessary, but we must always make sure that the confrontation is wrapped in prayer and tied with the lovely bow of love. If we take any joy whatsoever in the process, then we must stop and check our motives and attitudes."
Lastly, where my bookmark stands: "Powerful words are not caustic words. They are gentle, tender words wrapped in an attitude of love. Paul wrote to the Colossians, "As God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." (Colossians 3:12)
Until next time....