• Part 4 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    Every one of us has no doubt said something we wish we hadn’t spoken. What came out of our mouth was embarrassing, maybe even hurtful to someone else. Perhaps we said a curse word or repeated gossip someone told us. Whatever the case, we wonder, “Where did that come from?”...

  • Part 3 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    Fasting from words isn’t a test to find out who can be the most disciplined or who can scrutinize their words more thoroughly. It’s about setting apart time to commune with the Lord, being mindful of Him everywhere you go, and putting Him first in everything you do. It’s about...

  • Part 2 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    In Psalm 19:14, the psalmist cries out that the words of his mouth and the meditations of his heart would be acceptable in God’s sight. Have you ever wondered what kinds of words God would consider acceptable? They certainly wouldn’t be words of judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip....

  • Part 1 – Change Your Words: Change Your Life

    It may be hard for you today to envision changing your habitual judgments of others or the way you size people up when you meet them. I know it was for me when I began working on this area in my life. So let’s start with a preliminary inventory. During...

  • Walking together

    ‘Does This Person Belong in My Life?’

    A toxic relationship is like a limb with gangrene: unless you amputate it the infection can spread and kill you. Without the courage to cut off what refuses to heal, you’ll end up losing a lot more. Your personal growth – and in some cases your healing – will only...

  • Dealing with Difficult People

    The only way to avoid having to deal with difficult people – is to move to another planet. Human beings are a mixture of vices and virtues, and unless you understand that, you won’t be able to work or live with them successfully. The story’s told of a monk who...