"A word fitly spoken is like
apples of gold in pictures of silver."


Proverbs 25:11

Words

These words are from the "Andy Williams
in Concert in Branson video tape.

Link to the Music on "You Tube."

WORDS

Words are the key to life,
To love and all its pleasures,
Words that can touch your heart
Are memories you'll treasure.
They break the sounds of silence,
When there is something in the air.
We may be worlds apart,
Words bring us together.

And as I write this letter,
These are the words I give to you,
We only live one life,
These words will last forever.

They break the sounds of silence,
When there is something in the air,
We may be worlds apart,
But words bring us together.

Words can bring happiness and
Fill you with emotion,
One word can bring out
All the love and devotion.

And in a moment of sadness,
Just when you need a helping hand,
Words can reach out to you
With love and understanding.

Words are the key to light,
To love and all its pleasures,
Words that can touch your heart
Are memories you treasure.

And as I write this letter,
These are the words I give to you,
We only live one life,
These words will last forever.

THE ENCOURAGING FROGS

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two fallen frogs that they were as good as dead. The two fallen frogs ignored their comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the fallen frogs took heed to what they were saying and gave up.
He lay down and died. The other fallen frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped harder and harder, and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:
1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words ... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

Be special to others.

  • BEFORE YOU SPEAK
    T H I N K
  • T - Is it TRUE?
  • H - Is it HELPFUL?
  • I - Is it IMPORTANT?
  • N - Is it NECESSARY?
  • K - Is it KIND?
But I say unto you,
That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified,
and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matthew 12:36 and 37

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart
be hasty to utter anything before God:
for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth:
therefore let thy words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:2

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs 17:28

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
and a word spoken in due season,
how good is it!
Proverbs 15:23

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:
but a good word maketh it glad.
Proverbs 12:25

For in many things we offend all.
If any man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man,
and able also to bridle the whole body.
James 3:2

"Words Are Important"
Dedicated to my friends.

Words for the Family
Short little "pats-on-the-back" which go a long way.
A list composed by Gary Smalley and John Trent,
compiled by Alice Gray and taken from "More Stories for the Heart."

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