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Small part, great power: U—Utter Wisdom

My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding. Ps 49:3 This verse links two important components: the mouth and the heart. What we meditate will eventually come out of our mouths. A tongue that releases a tirade is an...

Small part, great power: G—Glorify God

Forgive my stereotyping but I believe most women will agree, it is not enough to know her husband loves her. She wants to hear it and she wants to hear why. So does God. This is not to stroke His ego (He doesn’t have one), but to deepen our love relationship and...

Small part, great power: N—No negativity

“I’m only saying what’s true!” Hogwash! We get to choose the words that come out of our mouths—let’s not excuse negative ones on the basis of their accuracy but filter our words through the sieve of Ephesians 4: Are our words wholesome and helpful? Upbuilding and...

Small part, great power: O—Offer

Have you ever considered a wonderfully generous gesture but somehow your tongue never got in gear? The offer simply got stuck in your throat and died there. Our hearts may have worthy intentions but if we don’t actually speak them, they’re only noble ideas....

Small part, great boasts: T

The tongue is powerful—not the physical appendage in our mouths but what it accomplishes with the words it emits. The Apostle James tells us it’s so strong that if we could control it, we could keep our whole body in check. I’m not going to begin to try to explain...

“Diff’rent Strokes”

Classic Summer Rewrites Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum What might be right for you, may not be right for some… It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world Everybody's got a special kind of story Everybody finds a way to shine.... Because it...

“Get Smart”

Classic Summer Rewrites Maxwell Smart, aka Agent 86, is a highly intellectual but bumbling spy who works for CONTROL, a counterintelligence agency. He and his partner, Agent 99, battle the evil forces of KAOS, an organized crime outfit dedicated to evil. Rewrite:...

“Father Knows Best”

Classic Summer Rewrites Rewrite: Yes, He does! “Father Knows Best” was a popular black and white sitcom in the 50’s that portrayed the ideal family—the one everyone wanted and no one had. The father, Robert Young, never raised his voice, never lost patience, and never...

“The A-Team”

Classic Summer Rewrites If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them... maybe you can hire The A-Team. Rewrite: There is no A-Team! Anyone who’s been bullied, targeted, or treated unjustly loves the A-Team—modern day Robin Hoods with a...