It usually doesn’t. Our first chair. We were hooked! In true dad fashion, he said, “Let’s just try it. If it doesn’t work out… no big deal!” Now at that particular time in life, that was an offer I couldn’t refuse. He was encouraging. I could wrap my brain around these simple teachings I had … Continue reading It didn’t happen overnight
God has much to say to me about the way I speak, my tone and the appropriate use of speech for love and blessing. Very early in my discipleship a friend directed me to the book of James. Knowing how much I love the gift of gab, my heart was pricked, and I began to take seriously the many reproofs regarding an uncontrolled tongue.
Truth. Outside of my immediate family, I've never been so challenged to speak the truth in love, keep short accounts, and forgive with extravagance. Leading multi-faceted people in one unified direction is not for the faint of heart. Honestly, I was humbled by my consistent need to ask forgiveness for myself. My knees and my heart were raw in a good tenderized kind of way by the end of my term.