Thursday, March 28, 2013


Thank you to my friend, Beth Vogt for allowing my to share her blog post with you this week. It is the perfect follow up to last weeks Echoes of Grace post. If you missed it, I encourage you to scroll down to Tea for Two or Fourteen and read it first.

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (Proverbs 12:25 NIV)

“Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 NLT)

What echoes have I left in others’ lives?

Have I left a sticky mark of kind words —  a bit of verbal honey that encourages someone who wants to quit or helps someone realize they are not invisible?

It’s good — wise, even — to look back and evaluate our words and actions. It’s also good and wise to look ahead and figure out how we want to change.
But the words we speak today — now — will be echoes in someone’s life tomorrow … and the day after that … and the day after that.

Our words don’t have to be elaborate. They don’t have to be well-thought-out or polished.

Kind words.

Words that lift the anxiety weighing down someone’s else’s heart.

Words that refresh someone’s spirit, their very soul, like a sweet cup of cool water.

In Your Words: Whose words of kindness echo in your life today? 

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