Your words have power

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Image courtesy of criminalatt at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You may have heard this expression before, but it isn’t true. 

God created the world with words. He said, “Let there be light,” and there was light, (Genesis 1:3) and He saw that it was good. (v. 4)  Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead with His words, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43) Jesus also cursed the fig tree with His words. (Mark 11:12-25)

We are made in the image of God, so we have His authority of life and death in our mouths. Your words have power. 

Your words matter. They have influence on others, so we need to be careful what we say about ourselves or others. .

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“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” (Proverbs 18:21, MSG)

As speakers and writers, we need to be careful with the words we craft. We will either tear down and destroy, or bring refreshing, life-giving water to others. 

Like the cold of snow (brought from the mountains) in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the life of his masters.” (Proverbs 25:13)

I don’t know about you, but I want to refresh others with the words I speak and write. To encourage, build up, strengthen, and edify. To be a messenger of truth and hope in an often dark, confusing, frightening world. To be a life-giver.  

VIP Writers' Day
VIP Writers’ Day

If this is you, join me and other aspiring authors for my VIP Writers’ Day event on January 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. Central Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time).

If you can’t make the live call, it will be recorded and you’ll be emailed the replay.

You’ll also get access to a private Facebook group for support and motivation to write (or finish writing) your book so that 2016 is your best writing year yet! 

I’ll also send you a downloadable PDF of the resources I’ve used personally to write 10 books (about to release my 11th book and am working on my 12th book!). 

The doors are still open but will be closing soon!

Join me and other writers to be messengers who refresh others with the words we speak and write. Your words make a difference, and have influence on others and power. To learn more, click here 

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Star Wars movie and VIP Writers’ Day

I hope you had a blessed Christmas with your family and friends. We had all our children and grandchildren over for Christmas Eve dinner here at our house; on Christmas Eve, Ray, Heather and Leah traveled to Texas to visit Ray’s mom Judy and stepdad Leonard.

I didn’t go this time, but stayed home and prayed, ate Mexican, read, and watched chic flics…don’t you feel sorry for me, lol? I’ll try to post pics this week of our family Christmas together. 

One of the gifts I bought Ray for Christmas was tickets to see the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. He’s been talking about seeing it for weeks.

I also bought him a Star Wars, “The Force Awakens,” t-shirt (he wore it to see the movie today, too!). 

Ray in his Star Wars t-shirt
Ray in his Star Wars t-shirt

This isn’t a spoiler alert, but I’ll just say I thought the original Star Wars movie was MUCH better (aren’t they all?). But we had fun going out.

Ray & me at new Star Wars movie
Ray & me at new Star Wars movie
The Force Awakens

 

Ray & Leah at Star Wars movie The Force Awakens
Ray & Leah at Star Wars movie
The Force Awakens

I loved the white lights on the trees there at the shopping center. 

white lights on trees in the snow
white lights on trees in the snow
white lights on trees
white lights on trees

By the theatre the sidewalk had these words engraved: “May the force be with you.” I snapped a pic of Ray standing by the words. My prayer is that in 2016, the force of God’s power, authority, and anointing will be with and upon Ray! Amen!

Ray--May God's force be with you and upon you in 2016!
Ray–May God’s force be with you and upon you in 2016!

Are you ready for 2016?

Meanwhile, tomorrow I’m planning to go through our house and my office office, organizing, sorting, throwing away, and filing things to prepare for 2016.

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Image by surasakiStock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I’m also gearing up with aspiring authors for my VIP Writers’ Day on January 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Central Time. If you want 2016 to be your best, most productive writing year yet, join us!

If you can’t make the live virtual event, the call will be recorded and the replay emailed to you. I’m also offering a private Facebook group for writers for support and motivation, and a downloadable PDF with a list of the resources I’ve personally used to write my 10 books. To learn more, just click here.

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