Attracting Flies

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Today's reading: Proverbs 16:21 &23

Remember the old English proverb "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar"? That's immediately what came to mind when I read "sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness" in Proverbs 16:21. Both proverbs make a lot of sense. Being spoken to with sweetness is much preferred to harsh or bitter words.

Every time we open our mouths to talk, it's our choice to pour out either honey or vinegar. When we choose to use "sweet" words--words that are kind, good, encouraging, positive, authentic, gracious, thoughtful, caring and pleasant--it's attractive. That being the case, "sweet speech" should be a daily objective as we live for God and strive to make being a follower of Christ attractive to those we encounter.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank your "sweetness of speech" this past week? What do you need to do to improve that number? How and with whom will you practice "sweet speech" today? Tami

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Making hundreds of phone calls this week. That's as good a place as any to practice sweet speech.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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