Words with Friends
One of the apps I have enjoyed is Words with Friends. Do you play? Look me up and we can try a game. There are some pretty crazy words that are allowed in that game and I can’t say that I always understand the meaning of the word that has been played!
When we are communicating in real life it is important to use words that make sense – especially with those whom we love. When I say “I love you!” to Jenny or one of our children, it is important to be clear and direct. “I love you” is much more clear and direct than “I have this reaction when I am around you that triggers my brain to release certain chemicals into my blood stream that give me a sense of euphoria.” Although in poetry and song writing it is sometimes helpful to elaborate.
When we communicate over the long haul, the people that we speak to begin to understand where they stand with us. They have a sense of whether we believe in them, whether we trust them, whether or not we care about them, whether we support them. Use your words wisely and choose to speak life and love and hope into your relationships. They really do have a lot of power to shape and guide the lives around us.
Remember the instructions to the Ephesians (Eph 4:29) “Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.”
To God be the Glory!