Tuesday, October 6, 2020

3 Things I Will Never Say

Because I believe that “Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Prov. 18:21),” there are 3 things I will never, ever, ever say:

"I must be getting Alzheimer’s." I cringe every time I hear people jokingly say this. It’s not a funny disease. You may have forgotten where you put your car keys for the tenth time this week, but that does not mean you are going senile. Instead say, “Lord, help me! Bless my brain and help it retain!”

"I hate you (or them)." Hate is a powerful, deadly emotion. It means you wish that person were dead. No matter what another has done to upset or wrong me, even if I think the world would be better if they left the planet, I refuse to say these spiteful words. They are like poison that will corrode my heart and make me bitter.

"It’s hopeless." In the past, I spoke these words over a situation I saw no way out of, and God made a way. Shows you how smart I am! He has ways and means up His sleeve that all of us put together could not fathom. He is good, His plans are good, and He knew this was going to happen before we did. He’s already planning our rescue, and it’s probably something we never imagined. We can trust Him and His heart of gold. He is on our side.

Life. Or Death. We get to choose by what we say. I choose life. 

I believe you do, too. 



  1. Very encouraging. At times I have had issues remembering where things are where to go...I am good, not brain dead or not as good I used to be. I had issues earlier on when I was driving after I had my injury at work. I am out of the "fog" which is good, as my biz health dr. said. Things go on auto pilot as one's driving home instead of going to an appt!! Sigh! Even through these hard times we need to keep caring for people and making them smile and laugh as well! Take care!

    1. Glad you're out of the fog, Becky! That's grand! Jen

  2. Jeanette: "This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live" Deuteronomy 30:19. These words guided me through a very tough time in my life. I prefer to choose life each day. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  3. I must be getting Alzheimers's... I hear people say that indeed. I am careful with the words of my mouth, although sometimes :) I voice my frustrations and irritations.

  4. I voice my frustrations, too, Marja, way too often! Thanks for your comment! Jen


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