The Power Of Words – 1 Timothy 4:12 Girl

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” – Proverbs 15:4.
“You can’t sit here.” I still remember the first time I ever heard those words. I was in a Christian girl scouts group in the 6th grade. I was a gawky and awkward preteen. I was also painfully shy. I remember being partly in shock; why was it that this girl was refusing to let me sit with her when as far as I could tell, she wasn’t saving that seat for anyone? I had never done anything to make her not like me—I didn’t even know her! I also remember feeling hurt, unsure what I could have done to make her respond the way that she did. Over the years, I’ve dealt with more incidents like this. Incidents where I was forced to sit by myself in a classroom. Incidents where the ‘cool girls‘ refused to talk to me. Incidents where cliques and girl-politics abounded. I also witnessed friends deal with this. And sometimes, it was what wasn’t said that spoke the loudest.

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A Prayer for the Toxic People in Your Life – Your Daily Prayer – August 14, 2018

But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. – Luke 6:27-28
God offers healing and freedom to everyone.

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Who is Jesus?

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We need Christ-the real Christ. A Christ born of empty speculation or created to squeeze into the philosopher’s pattern simply won’t do. A recycled Christ, a Christ of compromise, can redeem no one. A Christ watered down, stripped of power, debased of glory, reduced to a symbol, or made impotent by scholarly surgery is not Christ but Antichrist.

R. C. Sproul. Who Is Jesus? (Crucial Questions Series)

Christians must be ready to offer more than our personal testimonies if we want the culture to take our religious freedoms seriously.

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Christians must be ready to offer more than our personal testimonies if we want the culture to take our religious freedoms seriously. It may sound to the uninformed like we’re asking for permission to affirm something subjective, like the idea that, “pecan pie is better than chocolate cake,” but we’re really asking for the freedom to affirm something objective, like the claim, “1 + 1 = 2.” Our Christian beliefs aren’t simply subjective preferences; they are reasonable, objective conclusions. We aren’t seeking permission to live as we might like, we’re asking for the freedom to live in a manner that is consistent with reality. — J Warner Wallace (from, For Christians, Religious Liberty Ought to Be More Than A Matter of Opinion)