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“Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!” James 3:5 NKJV

As parents, we choose beautiful or meaningful names for our children. As writers, we choose words that fit our purpose and express our passion.

Words are a God-given means of communication. As with other forms of communication, we can use our words for good or for evil, to heal and to edify, or to wound and to tear down. The words we use, and the way we weave them together, can reveal truth or support lies.

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” I love the imagery of Proverbs 25:11. Good words are precious, a treasure. Wisely used words are of great value, a beautiful work of art.

Spoken or written, the words we use, and the way we put them together, make a difference.  Venues like social media offer an opportunity for great good. We can encourage one another, become aware of each other’s joy or pain, just stay in touch. We are each responsible to control our tongues and/or our pens, or what we say and how we say it.

As a Christian writer, I want my words to reflect God’s beauty, wisdom, and glory. The harsh reality is that we live in a world subject to sin’s corruption. The truth isn’t always pretty, but I want my readers to know the hope that is in Jesus Christ, who gives life and light to the world.

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart/Be  acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV