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Words…and Social Media

Words, like angels, are powers, which have invisible power over us. They are personal presences, which have whole mythologies… and their own guarding, blaspheming, creating, and annihilating effects.” 
 
                                            ~ James Hillman
 
Parents rejoice when their children turn out well;
    wise children become proud parents.
 
                                             ~ Proverbs 23:24
 
Hawk Nelson
 
     Where do your words come from?  What is your thought process before opening your mouth.  In this culture of unrest, sensitivity, nasty social media comments, how do you aim your words?
      One of my professors gave me a quizzical look when I said I couldn’t see the value in Twitter.  She looked through me, and said, “Linda, it all depends on how you use it.”  Those words changed the way I saw social media.  I stopped posting my every move and endeavored to post uplifting, positive, heart healing comments, posts, responses.
     I have let a lot go.  I have resisted saying so very many things.  I do not haunt my own grown children’s accounts, though I am very interested in my children and the things that they care about.
     Today, look at the words that lift you, the ones that pull you down, the ones that made/make a difference.  Think on that as you get ready to write your next email, send  you next tweet, “like” your next Facebook post.  Be His voice.  Make the Lord your proud parent.  He is!
     Because of Him,
     Linda
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Make it so, Lord

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. 


            ~ Neale Donald Walsch
 
Now I’m returning to you.
I’m saying these things in the world’s hearing
So my people can experience
My joy completed in them.
I gave them your word;
The godless world hated them because of it,
Because they didn’t join the world’s ways,
Just as I didn’t join the world’s ways.
I’m not asking that you take them out of the world
But that you guard them from the Evil One.
They are no more defined by the world
Than I am defined by the world.
Make them holy—consecrated—with the truth;
Your word is consecrating truth.
In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world,
I give them a mission in the world.
I’m consecrating myself for their sakes
So they’ll be truth-consecrated in their mission.
 
          ~ John 17: 17-19
 
I have told you about me disturbing a hornet’s 
nest that fell into a yellow-jacket nest. 
How my daughter picked the little 
bodies off me after I was safe inside my home.
That is how your words affect me.
I cannot see them coming.
I feel their sting over and over.
There is not enough benadryl 
to cause them to fall like hail
on a metal roof.
 
There is enough grace.
Grace that allows me 
to stay focused on the One.
Grace that follows me 
into my dreams
that I might see you 
as the strong woman you are,
as the amazing purveyor of knowledge,
as someone who is in the construction
business, not demolition,
the way
you were meant to be.
 
Make it so Lord, Make it so.
 
Because of Him,
Linda

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