Articles Tagged 'Speech'

To Benefit Them!

To Benefit Them!

Preparing my mouth for marriage... and beyond!

Byron Ware reminds us of the vital importance of how we communicate both in the words we choose to say, not speak, and the non-verbals we use as we speak them.

What Love Says

What Love Says

When others say unkind things about people, what do you say?

Max Lucado reminds us that love protects when others speak untruth, spread gossip, or destroy reputations.

Delete! Delete! Delete!

Delete! Delete! Delete!

What can you do after the message is sent?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we have to choose our words carefully because we don't have an unsend button for our mouth or a delete button to use after the words are spoken.

What a Bunch of Suckers

What a Bunch of Suckers

Why do we but the lie? Maybe because it is sold so well!

Rubel Shelly talks about the way Satan dupes into buying the lie about holiness and goodness and gets us to buy the sins of self-destruction.

The Communication Illusion

The Communication Illusion

So has communication really taken place?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the importance and fragile danger of communication in organizations, businesses, families, and churches because communication doesn't happen until someone hears and understands, not just when someone says something.

Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse

While we're railing at the candidates, how about we take a look in the mirror?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that it isn't just the politicians who use harsh and unfair speech.

Don't Get Sidetracked!

Don't Get Sidetracked!

So what's the real issue behind this issue?

Rubel Shelly takes on the issue of a recent suicide because a person's recent sexual escapades were shown online without his permission and Rubel reminds us that the issue is about gossip and both fact and intention for sharing news matters.

Always Saying the Right Thing

Always Saying the Right Thing

Is this even possible?

Russ Lawson reminds us to say the right thing all the time.

Undo Send: What a Great Idea!

Undo Send: What a Great Idea!

Don't you wish you could take back some things you've said?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of our need to restrain our urge to speak too quickly and compares that to a new gmail feature called undo send

Can't Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Can't Keep Your Mouth Shut?

It's really hard to do, isn't it!

Alan Smith talks about how hard it is to keep our mouth shut using a humorous story about a police trooper and an English professor.

A Prayer for My Words

A Prayer for My Words

What's going to come out of our mouths next?

Tom Norvell reminds us to guard our words by praying for speech coming out of Psalm 143

Misplaced Apology?

Misplaced Apology?

Is an apology offered before the fact really an apology?

Joey Cope describes his difficulty in dealing with someone who is critical and negative and who begins his statements with an apology.

A Tact Attack

A Tact Attack

What do you mean my dog is on the roof?

Rubel Shelly shares his insights on tact, telling the truth, kindness, sophistry, avoidance, and sugar coating the truth.

Free Speech Has a Price

Free Speech Has a Price

When is free speech not exactly free?

Rubel Shelly shares his feelings and insights into civility and free speech in politics, sports, and real life.

Consider Your Words

Consider Your Words

How many words are too many words?

Tom Norvell makes a short and simple point about not using too many words.

Something Better Than a Critic

Something Better Than a Critic

Isn't there anything nice to say?

Rubel Reminds us that there are nearly always good things to say about others if we will look and most folks need something kind and encouraging said to them.

The Staying Power of Our Words

The Staying Power of Our Words

Why do some of these things stick in our heads for so long?

Katha Winther reminds us of the weird and yet powerful staying power of many of our words and reminds us to use them to be a blessing to others.

Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

Looking to put the spin on something, then learn from this!

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the awesome power of words and our human ability to use them to distort the truth and anger God.

I Take It Back

I Take It Back

Sometimes we wish we could put the genie back into the bottle!

Tom Norvell reminds us about the nature of regrets and the wish we hadn't done what we've done, so he encourages us to live life differently.

Divorce and Stress in Children

Divorce and Stress in Children

How can we help our children long-term?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that divorce causes stress on our children and creates a legacy that impacts their lives, so we need to learn to love each other in words and actions.

Jockeying To Be Shocking

Jockeying To Be Shocking

Aren't we way past too far?

Shock jocks have tried to out do each other in shocking, crude, and obscene remarks on radio, TV, and interviews and they have crossed the line and we are the only ones who can do something about it.

Seasoned with Salt

Seasoned with Salt

Can others tell your faith through ypur speech?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we can and should be considerate, comforting, and encouraging in the way we respond to others.

Family Messes

Family Messes

How are we to handle the messes of life in the family of God?

Christian people can be ugly and ungrateful, but we must be like Jesus in both the way we use our speech and the way we forgive others who are hateful and ungrateful.

Knowing What to Say

Knowing What to Say

How do you know in tough circumstances exactly what to say?

Life can often leave us speechless, not knowing what to say, so what we must say is that we don't know anything other than that God is greater than we are.

Words and the Internet

Words and the Internet

How long will what you have written actually live?

Our language and speech lives on long after we do, and the Internet is a reminder of just how far and wide such things can go.