There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 ESV When you’re pondering what you could possibly give, and the thought of God using you seems absurd consider what you share for good or for ill. Think about the power of your words. Choose… […]
Lord, let us bury some words together. so that when it’s time to harvest, we can dig them up and enjoy the bounty. © Joel Tipple 12/15/2018
Why, Poet? Are these your Psalms? Like David, have you felt you don’t belong? Have you felt your words float into the ether without a corresponding hail? Have you expressed desperation when especially assailed? Chin up, poet! For like the bards of old God won’t leave you because you’re bold. Continue to sing, without notes, […]
Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; James 1:19 “Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren begins with listening to them.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Do I hear you? Or do I only hear […]
Don’t cry over spilled words, things best left unsaid. unkempt words on the table, words that weren’t meant. Pick ’em up and put ’em back in the boxes where they belong, or fix ’em up to better express their emotion. Maybe they’d work better in a song.
Words tumble out of the basket next to me. Don’t you have one there by your desk? They come in quite handy when you need them. The hard part is picking the best. © Joel Tipple #34/14
Life beyond this life. Hope beyond this hope. The sustenance of my every day, the words that Jesus wrote. He wrote His words upon my heart, every word He said. They’re with me in the morning, when I rise, and at night when I fall to bed. For the words that Jesus wrote, their refrain […]