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Friday, 17 July 2015

Proverbs 25 ♥ Apples of Gold ♥

Good evening girls!

This evening we are looking at chapter 25 and there are a few verses that shine out from this chapter, again relating to our "words". The one I'd like to focus on is verse 11. What a beautiful picture it creates in our mind.

"A word fitly spoken" means something that is said at the right moment and in the right way. You know, it's not just what we say that matters, but HOW we say it. What tone of voice we use, how loud we say it, whether it's a joke with a jag or if it's said with a hint of sarcasm...all these matter. So many times, we feel that we have to be speaking, especially women for some reason! Maybe it's because we feel we have something really important to say, or we're trying to fill up an awkward gap in the conversation, but sometimes it seems as if we are constantly talking. I remember when my father-in-law was alive, one of his favourite films of all time was 'The Quiet Man' starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Well, my father-in-law was indeed a 'quiet man'. He wasn't always talking but I have to say that when he did say something, it was generally a wise word, something worth listening to. Do you ever feel that when people are always talking you switch off and don't always hear everything they say? Whereas, people generally sit up and take notice when a quiet person says something. It's usually because they have thought about it before they speak, they have weighed up all the pros and cons of what they have to say and they feel strongly enough about it to make a comment.

Take care to think about what you say, how you say it and when you say it. Do you want people to sit up and take notice when you say something? Have you weighed up whether or not what you have to say will hurt someone or offend them? Is it really worth saying or could it be left unsaid?

Here are a few quotes to clarify these thoughts:

Encourage one another.

:)


Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Karen x

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