life as it is seen from my heart and soul

the beauty and the hard.

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what is it about words?
the sharp ones. the ones harsh ones. the biting ones. the stinging ones.
the book of James is right – the tongue is our mightiest weapon.
it needs to be tamed. in to obedience to the Scripture.
and sometimes what i write is mistaken for wrong.
how does one put inflection into the written word?
or passion and care? how?
it doesn’t matter because now those words hang….
in the air as a muggy August evening hangs dripping with moisture.
only this drips with insolence and criticism.
sharply spoken and hurtful. and sad.
because it has changed the nature of how i am seen or how i see the other.
i want to ask Jesus – so how many times am I expected to turn my cheek?
how many times must I apologize for something that was taken the wrong way?
how much do you Lord want me to not say? to keep inside?
i wait. what Lord are you trying to teach me? to show me about this person?
what would You have me do?
tomorrow is another day. to hear what i have done wrong. to read what needs to be changed. to see how much i do not help.
and then the day after that. and the next day. they are all the same.
to be immobilized by words. to be spoken down.
what i think i do not speak or write.
so i pray and wait. and watch.

Author: melinda

a follower of Christ & a Daughter of the Great High King of Heaven disguised as a wife, a mum, a nurse, a baker, a gardener, a teacher, an artist and many things unknown by others.

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