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Sep 05

Words….So Many Words….

There are so many words in my life, lots of them are written here. Some only are spoken in my home. Some more are on display at church and in public. Yet more words are spoken in my heart, only for my God to hear.

Yet, today as my Pastor was sharing a statement. One that I’ve heard time and time again, it was the words spoken in my home that I thought of today.

“What goes in your head, goes to your heart, out of your mouth and into your actions.” Β ~Pastor Vinson~

What words and pictures am IΒ putting in my family’s heads?

I wish I could say that what comes out of my kiddo’s mouths and how they act shows all love, kindness and goodness. Yet. I can not.

I wish I could say that my words and actions are all love, kindness, and goodness. Yet. I can not.

I wish I could blame my past; abuse and all, for my words and actions. Yet. I can not.

Each moment of difficulty provides the same choice for the right words, as does each moment of success. <— Tweet

I choose the words and actions I say and display.

It is by God’s grace alone that I have made some progress in the last 4 years. I am so thankful for His mercy and grace.

Based on my kiddos words and actions lately, I have a long way yet to go.

I need to pause and truly think before I speak and act. Their words and actions are highly based off of mine since we are together almost 24/7.

 

Words. They can bring life or they can bring death.

 

Actions. They can show love or they can show anger.

 

What do your words say to your family? Β  Β 

What do you actions convey to those you love?

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  1. Gretchen{Newfashionedmom}

    My mom used to tell tell me to watch my words all the time. Now I tell everyone else!
    Unkind words, once spoken, can never be forgotten, only forgiven.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, that is so true! Oh that we would remember that each and every day! Thank you for stoppin by!

  2. Adrienne

    Words get me into trouble. I talk too much!
    Adrienne recently posted..My Inner ChildMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, I know that all too well! :/

  3. Kari

    So,so,so true. Love this post and I love your honesty! This is one I am learning too, it is a L.O.N.G. journey, but so worth it. Blessings!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is a L.O.N.G. journey, yet SO worth it as you said sis! Blessings!

  4. Joy @ Joy in this Journey

    This is difficult, because in the same way that I am responsible for my words, not my circumstances, my children are responsible for their words, not me. But we influence one another. But we’re responsible for our actions. It’s a push and pull, and I know I have a long way to go, too. LONG.
    Joy @ Joy in this Journey recently posted..I Don’t Think It’s Just the Jet-lag Talking ~ Life:UnmaskedMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, they are responsible, but if our words are spoken in haste or anger, then that will teach them to do the same. I believe that makes us responsible for them, because we are responsible for teaching them. Does that make sense? Blessings!

  5. Shell

    Sometimes it’s easy to speak before we have a time to think about our words. Important to be mindful.
    Shell recently posted..Pour Your Heart Out: A Kind WordMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes it is, so very easy. We must learn to stop and think before we speak.

  6. Christine at More Than Mommies

    It is such a good reminder to be mindful of what we say and do. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m visiting from PYHO. I hope you will take a moment to visit with us!
    Christine at More Than Mommies recently posted..If You’re Nice To Me…Then What?My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is always good to be reminded! πŸ™‚ I will swing by your corner as well πŸ˜‰ Blessings!

  7. Kathleen

    I love that quote by Pastor Vinson… Awesome and so much truth. As I grow older I have learned to bite my tongue and if I have to it seems to hurt a lot more now than it did when I was younger.
    Kathleen recently posted..Joyful!My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, isn’t that interesting that it hurts more now than when we were younger? I think my problem is I get to the point where I feel I “know it all” and need to share it. :/ Blessings friend!

  8. Jessi @ Practically Functional

    Words are definitely important, and it’s important to be careful what we say and how we say it. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
    Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted..The Fun In Functional! {Link Party #15}My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is so very important! Thank you for stoppin by! πŸ™‚

  9. Chelle

    So very true!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That it is! πŸ™‚

  10. Stefanie Brown

    (Your neighbor at WIP)

    What a great quote: β€œWhat goes in your head, goes to your heart, out of your mouth and into your actions.” ~Pastor Vinson It’s so true!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday…
    Stefanie Brown recently posted..Give Me Five: Name 5 Truths Which Erase Last Week’s Lies…My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is one of my favorite quotes! It is so very true, when I speak to my children I try to remember that quote specifically! Thanks for stoppin by neighbor πŸ˜‰ Blessings!

  11. Kelly

    I never honestly thought much about what I was watching and how it contributed /affected my life until recently. I used to think oh I believe one thing and tv or music doesn’t affect me. That’s silly but the truth is it does! I never paid attention before. BUT, what goes in my brain, what goes before my eyes. It’s actually a pretty big deal! Great post!
    Kelly recently posted..In His TimingMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Isn’t that so very true?! I know that I am highly affected by what I watch, so I must be careful with what I am watching. Thank you for stoppin by! πŸ™‚

  12. Denise

    Thanks for sharing.
    Denise recently posted..Word-Filled WednesdayMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      YW πŸ™‚ Ty for stoppin by πŸ˜‰

  13. Heather Bowen

    Thank you for these sweet words and gentle reminder. I struggle very much with what comes out of my mouth. I’m learning to be more aware, but it’s a daily struggle.

    Thanks for linking up to What Works Wednesday!

    Blessings!
    Heather Bowen recently posted..What Works Wednesday {Fall Edition} Three Field Trip IdeasMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is a daily struggle for me as well. I write many times to remind myself πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stoppin by! πŸ™‚

  14. Jennifer@GDWJ

    Yes…. Out of the mouth, comes the overflow of the heart.
    Jennifer@GDWJ recently posted..Hear the Good News, You’ve Been InvitedMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, I am always reminding my kiddos of that. Our words reveal what is in our heart! Thanks for stoppin by! πŸ™‚

  15. Jessica Lynette

    I have spent this past year reading through the Bible highlighting verses – or portions of – that talk about how we ought to talk. It has been an incredible study!! I still have quite a ways to go before I have completed the entire Bible, but it has been such a convicting challenge.
    Thanks for sharing this encouragement today!
    Jessica Lynette recently posted..Some days ….My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh my! That would be a great study! Time consuming and convicting to be sure! Thank you for sharing! Blessings!

  16. Emily Cook

    It is a constant battle, isn’t it? This war with the flesh and the tongue. We have to keep fighting though, by His grace and in His power, and teach our kids to fight and to cling to Him as well.

    His grace- this is my hope.
    And theirs, too.

    Emily
    http://www.weakandloved.com
    Emily Cook recently posted..I worked harder, not smarter.My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, grace…..hope……things we must every day cling to! Thank you for stoppin by! πŸ™‚

  17. Mary Beth

    Taming my tongue has always been a struggle. I have a hard time of letting words fly when I’m angry or frustrated. You speak truth here though. It helps not that I have a budding talker–he copies everything I say, so I’m more careful!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Mary Beth recently posted..Compassion Month and the WIP Wednesday Link-UpMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is amazing what they retain that we aren’t aware, until they open their lil mouths! Out of the mouth of babes! πŸ™‚ Thanks for swingin by πŸ˜‰

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