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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Too Good of a Word Not to Share!

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14

We may not physically hit others, but when we demoralize and speak devastating words to those we say we love, we are displaying abusive behavior. When we discourage our children, strip our spouse of their esteem and honor, and devalue our friends, we create an abusive environment that breeds resentment and rebellion. We also grieve the Holy Spirit of God.

Love builds people up; it doesn’t tear people down. Love gives people hope; it doesn’t shatter people’s dreams. Our loved ones can suffer broken spirits, lost hope, and severe low self-esteem from our destructive words and attitudes. This is unacceptable to God

As a spouse, add value to your spouse and encourage them. They are trusting that their heart is safe in your hands (see Proverbs 31:11). As a parent, build up your children. They should feel safe, affirmed, and valued. As a child of the Lord and a friend, build up and enrich the people God has placed in your life.

You have within you the power to enrich those around you and improve the quality of their life. You have within you the grace given by God to resist every temptation to speak abusively. Even when your emotions are high, you have the ability to tell yourself, “No! I’m not going to say that! I’m not going to be someone that abuses people with my words! I will help and not hurt people with my words! I will be the person God has called me to be! I will use my mouth for His glory!”

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for speaking to me. You are watching every word that comes out of my mouth. Please forgive me for all abusive and demeaning words I’ve said to others or even to myself. I cancel those words in Jesus name. Heal every heart I’ve hurt. Help me, Lord, to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I humble myself right now and submit to you. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. You’re my strength and my redeemer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

READ: Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 4:6; and Proverbs 14:1

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

All in the Family & The Jeffersons Live

The Live 90-minute TV Special and one-time revival of Norman Lear's All in the Family & The Jeffersons will air at 8:00pm (ET) tonight on ABC.

The all-star cast features Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker/Carroll O'Connor), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker/Jean Stapleton), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic/Sally Struthers), Ike Barinholtz (Michael Stivic/Rob Reiner), Sean Hayes (Frank Lorenzo/Vincent Gardenia), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson/Sherman Hemsley), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson/Isabel Sanford), Devon Adepo (Lionel Jefferson/Mike Evans), Anthony Anderson (Henry Jefferson/Mel Stewart), Fran Bennett (Olivia 'Mother' Jefferson/Zara Cully), Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis/Franklin Cover), Kerry Washington (Helen Willis/Roxie Roker), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis/Berlinda Tolbert), Stephen Tobolowsky (Harry Bently/Paul Benedict), and Jackee Harry (Diane Stockwell/Pauline Meyers).

Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear are the hosts, and Jennifer Hudson will make a guest appearance to sing The Jeffersons TV show theme song, "Movin' On Up!"

R.I.P. to all the original stars of the two groundbreaking shows who are no longer with us, but their great performances will never be forgotten...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

It's Election Day!

Well, it's been a l-o-n-g one, but me and my purse did our civic duty and voted on the way home from work today. Did you vote yet? It's not too late. The weather is beautiful and the polls are open until 8:00pm this evening. Every election matters, from the bottom to the top! #VOTE

Sunday, May 19, 2019

My Granddaughter Got Braids

Uh-oh... She thinks she's a big girl now! 😊

Saturday, May 18, 2019

It's Lunchtime

Karate class is over and now we're hungry.

We all agreed pizza would be a great idea!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Quote of the Day

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mark Your Calendar

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