Power, Potential, Passion

July 16
The misuse of words can be a hoot! I may have mentioned earlier that one of our sons just realized he had been calling rip rap, riffraff his whole life. There is a contemporary dictionary, which I think is called the "Urban Dictionary". My children have told me not to go there because I would be offended. Hmmmm?> Merriman Webster has a section on their site called the Open Dictionary and it gives great insight into unoffensive contemporary language.

Did you know w/e means whatever.
w00t is one of my favorite contemporary words meaning to triumph over.
B.K. means Before Kids
Baba is someone who does not worry about anything. Ah, to be a baba!

Words carry power, potential and passion.
The power to lift up, the power to tear down.
The potential to bring laughter, the potential to bring tears.
The passion to instill love or the passion to spread hatred.

James 1:19 evokes wisdom related to our words.
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be
quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

"Words are like nails driven into a wall.
Even though you remove the nail, the hole remains."
Robert Jeffress

Father, May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts today be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, our Rock and our Redeemer. May what we say lift someone from the doldrums of life. In Jesus' Name, Amen