The Power of Words

In Acts, we see the Holy Spirit descending upon the disciples in tongues of fire. In Isaiah, we see an angel branding the tongue of the prophet before sending him out.

We who know God, who belong to His family, have His words on our lips. By His power and will, we speak wisdom and prophesy. All insight and encouragement we may give goes forth directly from Him.

As the saying goes, “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” We must guard our hearts and minds, so only good goes out of it.

This of it this way, God spoke and the world was created. John calls Jesus Christ the very Word of God. This same Jesus brings our dead souls back to life, works miracles, and leads the way through life temporal into life eternal.

Today, let us meditate on the power of words and speak what is good.

Bless you, my friends. God is good.

Lift Them Up

We can’t look down on one another

We can’t just say, “rise” and consider that our part

We must either give each other a helping hand up

or lower ourselves down so we stand eye to eye.

True equality requires action,

not just words.

Sacrifice, humility, and encouragement

Shared power and access to resources:

These are the building blocks of a better tomorrow.





True Romance

True romance is found in pajamas,

sitting around reading a book,

and talking at tea shops

until the words run out.


True romance is day-long outings

to places you have never been before,

to explore something at a whim.

They’re in compliments over dinner

and simply holding hands while walking down the street.


True romance is found is the quiet running of errands

the conscious choice to spent time together,

being engaging,

laughing, listening, being a sounding board

to the day’s (mis)adventures.


True romance is found outside of solutions

when drama is spilled forth,

in the simple words “that stinks” and “I’m sorry.”


It’s helping out someone in need,

a friend, a family member, some guy on the street.

It’s cheering your partner on as they pursue their dreams,

and calling them out when they go astray.


It’s forgiving and being forgiven.

It’s serving God together

and hanging out with mutual friends.


It’s a hug. It’s a touch. It’s a smile.

It’s all the little things, as fluttery as a butterfly

caught up in the wind.


A Hope of Romance

He had always considered himself a jester or a villain, someone brought in only to entertain or to kick before throwing out again; but there he was, in class, and the teacher gave him a script to read. It was a simple story about two friends trying to save a school. He performed it to the best of his ability. At the end, there was a collect “awww,” not aww as in pity or remorse, but in sympathy and encouragement. An eternal “isn’t that cute.”  The teacher turned to him and said, “you know, you could play a romantic lead one day.”


The student’s heart became afflutter. Romance was for the main stream, not the side characters. He never dared dream he was worthy of it. But here he was, hoping against hope, dreaming hard enough to be made reality. And the dream remained, though it took him a long, long while to see it achieved. But hope is a wonderful thing, flowers from the pavement, refusing to be quenched once ignited.

We all need a little hope in us. Thank you, Jesus.

I Am Amazing: Call and Response/Affirmation

[Repeat after me]

My spirit is amazing.
My soul is amazing.
My heart is amazing.
My mind is amazing.
My emotions are amazing.
My skills are amazing.
My experiences are amazing.

[Turn to the mirror]

My hair is amazing.
My forehead is amazing.
My eyebrows are amazing.
My eyes are amazing.
My nose is amazing.
My lips are amazing.
My chin is amazing.
My jaw is amazing.
My head is amazing.

My neck is amazing.
My shoulders are amazing.
My biceps are amazing.
My elbows are amazing.
My forearms are amazing.
My fingers are amazing.
My thumbs are amazing.
My arms are amazing.

My collarbone is amazing.
My chest is amazing.
My stomach is amazing.
My sides are amazing.
My core is amazing.

My genitals are amazing.
My thighs are amazing.
My knees are amazing.
My calves are amazing.
My feet are amazing.
My toes are amazing.
My legs are amazing.

[Turn around]

My shoulder blades are amazing.
My back is amazing.
My butt is amazing.
My height is amazing.


My angles are amazing.
My appearence is amazing.
My ethnicity is amazing.
My gender is amazing.
My past is amazing.
My present is amazing.
My future is amazing.

My hobbies are amazing.
My hopes are amazing.
My family is amazing.
My friends are amazing.

My work is amazing.
My home is amazing.
My location is amazing.
My country is amazing.
My world is amazing.

My God is amazing.
I am amazing.

Today, I will do great things.

[Go in peace]