Sometimes you see a boy or a girl who has a very bad temper which
he does not try very hard to control. At such times, when things do
not go just as he wants them to and he goes into a rage, a rush of
words pours from his mouth, words that he would ordinarily be
ashamed of and ones that he will wish with all his heart he might
I know a girl who got terribly angry one time and she began to say
very naughty words about her little friend. Her father heard the loud
talk that was going on outside and went to the door and called his
young daughter to him. He saw a dandelion in full seed—its big tall
stem rose high above the grass around it and on top of that stem
was that ball of pure whiteness almost ready to blow away with its
hundreds of tiny seeds. The girl’s father told her to pick off all that
white fluffy top. Then as she brought it to him he told her to go out
and throw the whole handful up in the air as far as she could.
Of course the wind caught each little seed with its white wing, and
how they scattered in every direction. After the last one had settled
to the ground and most of them gone from sight and ready now to
take root and grow,—her father told his little girl to try to pick them
all up and put them back on the stem again.
Words are just like that. How fast they scatter the moment you let
them out of your mouth—and somewhere they take root too so that
others think they can do it if you can.
But, oh, how much you would give to be able to collect some of those
words back again.
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A great man injured by anger was Moses. When the people murmured
and asked for water, Moses was commanded to strike the rock at Horeb.
Out of all patience with the people and their waywardness, Moses struck
the rock twice, as if the rock had been the head of the people, crying out
as he did so, “Hear, ye rebels!” This burst of rage cost Moses the Promised
Land, because it was for this transgression that Moses —in spite of his
grand service and his pathetic pleading at the end of Israel’s long wandering
—was not permitted to go into the land of Canaan. That was not the first nor
the last time that a land of promise and of happiness was lost through anger.
Moses was not as patient as God.
Jonah is an example of how the character of a good and a great man can
be marred by anger, and his usefulness impaired. His story suggests the
folly, the danger, and the injury of anger. Unfortunately, when a man feels
anger and gives unrestrained expression to it, as Jonah did, his fellowman
is not as patient and long suffering as God was and does not always return
the soft answer which God returned to the angry and petulant Jonah.
Anger is one of the most common sins, yet one of the most dangerous and
injurious to the peace and well-being of man. More than any other sin,
it blasts the flower of friendship, turns men out of Eden, destroys peace
and concord in the home, incites to crime and violence, and turns love and
affection into hatred.
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An answer, when mild, turns away rage,
but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.
Proverbs : 15 : 1
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So, Control Thy Temper!
a vital organ for survival or an organ of ‘damning fire’.?
*** Words that heal and wound comes from the same mouth.***
“5 So, too, the tongue is a little member and yet makes great brags.
Look! How little a fire it takes to set so great a woodland on fire!
6 Well, the tongue is a fire. The tongue is constituted a world of
unrighteousness among our members, for it spots up all the body
and sets the wheel of natural life aflame and it is set aflame by
7 For every species of wild beast as well as bird and creeping thing
and sea creature is to be tamed and has been tamed by humankind.
8 But the tongue, not one of mankind can get it tamed. An unruly
injurious thing, it is full of death-dealing poison.
9 With it we bless Jehovah, even [the] Father, and yet with it we
curse men who have come into existence “in the likeness of God.”
10 Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing.”
*NWT — JAMES : 3 : 5-10*
Speak with kindness and thoughtfulness with consideration and discretion,
as words spoken cannot be taken back, just as it is the same with time that
cannot be wound backwards.
Reflect on these two poems ……..
An Evening Prayer
*C. Maud Battersby*
If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Good Lord, forgive.
If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Good Lord, forgive.
Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee.
Forgive the secret sins I do not see.
That which I know not, Father, teach Thou me—
Help me to live.
No Unkind Words
*George Matthas Adams*
If I knew that a word of mine,
A word not kind and true,
Might leave its trace on a loved one’s face,
I don’t think I’d speak it, would you?
If I knew the sting of a word
Might linger and leave its mark
With a deep dark scar on a loved one’s heart,
I don’t think I’d speak that word, would you?
Thoughtless words can wound like a sword …
He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who so speaks rashly will come to ruin …
Try your very best NOT to use destructive language
as it will hurt others as well as yourself;
so here are the “DIRTY THIRTY”
you should take great care to avoid!
*THE DIRTY THIRTY*
by Hal Urban
2. Swearing and Other Gross-Out Language
4. Angry Words
6. Mean-Spirited and Hurtful Words
7. Judgmental Words
8. Playing ‘poor me” — the Self-Pity Game
9. Making Discouraging Remarks
10. Embarrassing and Humiliating Others
11. Excessive Fault-Finding and Criticism
12. Complaining, Whining, Groaning, Moaning
13. Rude and Inconsiderate Language
15. Using Words to Manipulate Others
16. Phony and Insincere Compliments, Flattery
17. Ethnic and Racial Slurs
18. Sexists Comments
19. Age-related Put-downs
20. Being Negative — Always Pointing Out What’s Wrong
23. Interrupting — Not Letting The Other Person Finish
24. Playing ‘Trump” — Always Topping Someone Else’s Story
25. Being a Know-It-All
27. Yelling, Screaming
28. Talking Down to People — Being Condescending
29. Exaggerating, Blowing Things Out Of Proportion
30. Blaming and Accusing Others
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In the seeing eye …
We stand in awe by the colorful splendor of God’s rainbows.
We are spellbound and breathless with the beauty of God’s sunsets
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In the hearing ear …
We resonate with the majestic crashing waves against the shore.
We lull and soothe to the sweet refrains of the melodious harp
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With the tasting mouth …
We are satisfied with palatable food; given as a gift from God above.
We are understood from the words put forth in honesty and kindness.
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In the feeling of the hand …
We feel the textures of the earth and the clear power of water.
We touch with the give and take from the expressions of love.
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From the smelling of the nose …
We gravitate towards the aroma of succulent food and juicy fruits.
We are intoxicated with the perfumed notes of flowers in a bottle.
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Do not take these for granted, for our five vital senses are deemed the utmost precious gifts,
for one cannot do without the other.
It should be counted and prized the highest or else if one is handicapped;
it’s deemed as one momentous casualty.
© keziah boey 12th August, 2008
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THE POWER OF WORDS
A CARELESS WORD MAY KINDLE STRIFE
A CRUEL WORD MAY WRECK A LIFE
A BITTER WORD MAY HATE INSTILL
A BRUTAL WORD MAY SMITE AND KILL
A GRACIOUS WORD MAY SMOOTH THE WAY
A JOYOUS WORD MAY LIGHT THE DAY
A TIMELY WORD MAY LESSEN STRESS
A LOVING WORD MAY HEAL AND BLESS
ABOVE ALL, UTTER WORDS WITH CARE,
LOVING UNCONDITIONALLY, THAT’S WHAT
WE ALL SHOULD PREACH AND SHARE
Three things in life that, once gone, never come back –
Three things in life that can destroy a person –
Three things in life that you should never lose-
Three things in life that are most valuable –
2. Family & Friends
Three things in life that are never certain –
Three things that make a person –
3. Hard work
Three things that are Truly Constant
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Our GOD and FATHER JEHOVAH
His SON Our Messiah JESUS CHRIST
GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT