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Today's reading: James 3:1-12; Proverbs 18:21

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits" (Proverbs 18:21).

Whenever I read James 3:1-12, I like to pair it with Proverbs 18:21 because of how this wise proverb highlights that we do have the ability to use our tongues for good. People often ask me if I have a life verse. I don't have one specific verse, but Proverbs 18:21 is a top ten and one of my absolute favorites.

A few years ago, I began repeatedly turning to Proverbs 18:21. Being intentional about reading this verse has upped my awareness of what is coming out of my mouth. While I'm not perfect (and as James points out, I/we never will be), I am definitely speaking more and more life-giving words. What a joy it is to encourage and lift others up with our words.

We have a choice about every single word that comes out of our mouths. Will you join with me in being intentional about taking our tongues captive? Who can and will you encourage with your words today--at home, school, work, on Facebook or as you're out running errands? Tami

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Tami, Good lesson!

May I join you in being intentional about taking my tongue captive.
Let me use it to praise,honor and glorify you,Lord to those who need o know You in a personal way. May I use it to encourage others who are hurting or discouraged.

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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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