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With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father. . . . Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. - James 3:9-10 (NIV)

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That saying is meant to guard us from the harshness of words. In reality, however, we all know that words do hurt, and they can harm someone easily. A thousand words spoken in kindness can be 
undermined...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Jesus, for redeeming us. May we continually reflect your grace in all that we say. Use our words to bring life, joy, and encouragement to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 3:2-12

Thought for the Day

I will speak words of God’s grace and peace to someone today.

Prayer Focus

someone i have wounded 
 with my words


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