100 Words

That nursery rhyme lies.

Words matter.

Long. Short. Multi-syllabic.

Words matter.

Written. Thought. Hurled. Whispered.

Words matter.

Instructive. Constructive. Destructive.

Words matter.

You can remember, can’t you Readers, when words hurt more than sticks and stones? Even now, I bet you can feel the pain, the sorrow, the regret.

Words matter.

When did we last pause long enough to choose words that mattered? When did I?

Words matter.

I have decided. I am sorry. I forgive you.

Words matter.

Thin places, those Spirit-filled places, appear when thought-full words, hope-full words, peace-full words are extended as olive branches.

Words matter.

Amen.

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As a preschooler, my mother would create flashcards for me to practice. “Yikes” was my all-time favorite word as a child. What was yours?

 

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One thought on “100 Words

  1. Thin places, those Spirit-filled places, appear when thought-full words, hope-full words, peace-full words are extended as olive branches. – Such a powerful line. My favorite word was and still is AMAZING.

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