HELP!

 Baby sister crying...Ev plugging his ears 

Baby sister crying...Ev plugging his ears 

My daughter Mary texted me this picture yesterday and it made me laugh.  

Ev loves his baby sister so much. He loves to give her kisses and place her blankets over her nice and cozy. She is a VERY good baby.  She rarely cries... BUT... WHEN she cries, she shocks us all with those lungs of hers. 😭😂.

Ev in this picture looks like he just can't even believe it.  The lungs on his tiny precious little sister is very hard to believe!

Sometimes when we are around someone, we wish we could do the same thing.  Their speech is mean and unkind.  It's critical and sometimes just whinny.  So often people can "house" their criticism in such a way to make it appear like they are trying to be helpful or learn from someone else but in reality, it's just criticism. 

Even though we may not be able to just plug our ears like Ev... We certainly can change the subject so we are not apart of this kind of action. 

 Yep. It's hard to believe this little angel was the one screaming just minutes before this picture.

Yep. It's hard to believe this little angel was the one screaming just minutes before this picture.

It also makes me think.  How often do people wish they could pull an "Ev" when they are talking to me?  Do I complain, whine, or worse yet scream?  Do I put others down? Do those around me wish they could just plug their ears?

The Bible says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue...”

Let's be those today that bring L I F E through whatever our vocal chords decide to do today! Let's make it so everyone around us today hear words of encouragement and kindness.  Let's be those that speak words of  faith, hope, and all things loving.  Not JUST to others, but to OURSELVES as well. 

When and if we fail in this endeavor, let's thank God we are forgiven and move forward in words of life from there on out.

God has given us the ability to do this so let's take advantage of such a beautiful gift He has given us through all that we speak.

Let's laugh more today.  Let's bring joy.