God Was Not Subtle

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me." Or how about, "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you."  No matter the rhyme, a harsh word will hurt every time.

Trying to teach the kids to use their words to build up, not tear down, has proven very challenging in this house.  I'm constantly speaking to them about the things they say to each other.  Words said in the heat of an argument.  Words uttered under their breath.  Words making fun and teasing.  No matter how many times we talk about it, it all seems to go in one ear and out the other.

So, when I read this quote today by Ann Voskamp, "Only speak words that make souls stronger", I knew I had to print it out and tape it to the kitchen cabinet for the family to be reminded how to use our words.

Then a funny thing happened.  I was standing in the kitchen getting dinner ready and the printer started working on it's own and spit out another page with the quote on it.  Hmm, that's weird.  The printer just kinda went crazy.  I chuckled to myself and figured God really wanted me to have that quote.  No sooner did I think that, and two more pages printed out.

Laughingly, I have to say God was not subtle in his message today.  I now have three extra quotes to strategically place throughout the house.  Let's hope they do the trick that no lecture has yet been able to accomplish.  I'm off, armed with tape and some extra quotes.  My first stop is the bathroom mirror.


  1. Yay for words of life!

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    1. Yay Tammy! What fun. Thanks for putting together such a nice giveaway. I'm looking forward to fun mail.

  2. Definitely a not so subtle sign!

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