SELF-EXAMINATION – GRACIOUS WORDS  (Day 2 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)

How kind and encouraging are your words?

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16:24
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Examine your past and present. (Any growth is something to celebrate. 🙂)

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My general thought, however, is that how we speak is our choice, regardless of how others act or speak. Bad behavior on another’s part is no excuse for mean words from us. Even hard truths can be spoken with graciousness and gentleness.

Who is a difficult person in your life? How are you handling it? How have you done in past holidays? How would you like it to be different? What is your part in the difficulty?

How are you treating your spouse with your words? Where do you want to do better?

 

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