As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


A few days ago, my friend Kim posted some wise words about...words.  Her words (and The Word that she referenced) spoke to me.  And challenged me.   You might want to read it too!  

In addition to being a wordsmith, Kim is a true blue artist.  She specializes in paper art including scherenschnitte, fraktur, and silhouettes, and she has recently illustrated a children's book. Nose about her web site while you're there!  The picture below is a lovely example of Kim's painted scherenschnitte.

And then yesterday, this was the morning reading in Daily Light on the Daily Path.  

(Do you think that the Lord is trying to tell me something?)

Let your speech be always with grace.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. — Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. — A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. — By thy words thou shalt be justified. — The tongue of the wise is health.

They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

If thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth. — Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and know-ledge, and in all diligence, ... see that ye abound in this grace also.

COL. 4:6. Prov. 25:11,12. ‑Eph. 4:29. ‑Matt. 12:35. -Matt. 12:37. ‑Prov. 12:18. Mal. 3:16. Jer. 15:19. ‑II Cor. 8:7.

I have read this over and over, letting the Word permeate.  

Lord, let my speech be always with grace.

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With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart


  1. Good words today, Cheryl...

    I need to let these words go down deep...


  2. True enough...I read your friend's post...have often said that the Lord cares little about the word used. One could say "soap" in a fit of anger and it would be the attitude behind the word that He would be interested in. Leaning into Him and keeping attitudes right is far more important than mere words. Some of the words that offend me would make people laugh.

  3. Much to think about, Cheryl!very powerful words of wisdom! I need to let them permeate my mind and heart too! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your day,

  4. Cheryl, Malachi 3:16 was part of our Ladies' Sunday School lesson LAST week! It really hit home, as it encouragees us to continually encourage each other and talk about the Lord... often.

    Thanks so much for thr link!

    Kim :-)

  5. These are wonderful words of truth to ponder today ~ thank you for blessing us!

  6. Good morning, Cheryl!

    I love this post and think I will share it with my daughter. She visited yesterday with all 6 of her children. On occasion she needed to talk to a couple of them about unkind ways they were speaking to each other. She shares these verses with them but I think it would be so nice to print this out for them to see.

    Your participation on Think on These Things is such a blessing!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  7. God's word has a way of speaking right to us so that we hear what we need. Thanks for passing that along.


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