Posts Tagged ‘words’

Word police

There is a troubling trend in the world that should be troubling all of us. It’s the changing of language and words in order to fit a certain narrative or philosophy. I may sound like “Chicken Little” in the blog post, but I don’t believe I’m wrong. In George Orwell’s novel, “1984”, written in 1949,…

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Monsoon

I live in the Southwest. Every summer around July through September, we experience what climatologists call “Monsoon.” Clouds build up in the afternoon and then a powerful wind followed by lightning and torrential rainfall. It can be spectacular. It can be dangerous. So far, this year’s monsoon is more of a “non-soon.” There are lots…

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With words, leaders lead

I attended a Bible study with CEO’s and other leaders from the Phoenix area. The theme of the study was this: “Words are the most powerful tool of leadership.” That thought has stayed with me. With words, armies march. With words, peace starts. With words, love begins. With words, relationships end. And with words, leaders…

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Right words at the right time

The Message paraphrase of Proverbs 25:11-23 says, “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, And a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.” Our words are valuable, precious. These “right words” can include statements that are seemingly simple but potentially significant. Here are…

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