Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Gift of Words

"By our words we can either build up lives or tear them down. It's your choice."

-Stormie Omartian

Have you ever thought about how much power words have? In the Bible God compares the tongue with a two-edged sword. What we say can either be a blessing or a curse, even if it's just written words. God has given writers the gift to use this power to minister. Through creating a simple fiction world, writing can touch and heal your readers! Think about it. The Bible was written and is communicated through words. God spoke the earth into being. Now, we have to use this powerful gift he has given us for his glory. Our ultimate goal shouldn't be having our book on the Best Seller list. Sure that would be a great advantage to being an author, but instead we should write with a clear purpose of showing God's love to others. Write carefully, because what you say now can be the exact words that mark the turning point in someone's life. And always thank God for this amazing gift of words!


Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

"One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment."
- Hart Crane

"Readers, after all, are making the world with you. You give them the materials, but it's the readers who build that world in their own minds."
- Ursula Le Guin

"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."
- Anne Lamott

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."
- Norbet Platt

"Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn't we?"
- Audra Foveo-Alba


  1. great post! I love the 2nd quote.

    God Bless, Lauren Anne

  2. btw, i will follow you once i see the followers gadget. don't ask me why I don't :)

  3. I have not read them. are they real good, because it they are, i'll read them.

    I have been dying for a good book!

    God Bless, Lauren Anne

  4. Good to see you're up at running.

    Words have the power to build or destroy, don't they?

  5. cute banner :) and i know exactly what you mean

  6. Hi Tessa Thanks for following my blog and for all the comments you have left me over the past few weeks. (That was you, right? lol! Just making sure I have the right Tessa!) Your blog looks great! Can't wait to read more of your posts and learn more about you!

    Your Sister in Christ,

  7. Love this post! That's so true; words are so powerful! I came across this verse in Proverbs when I was reading my Bible yesterday.

    "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."

    Anyway, love your blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on mine! :)

  8. Hi Tessa

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting! I love to make new friends and look forward to getting to know you better.

    I've enjoyed reading your posts and comments.

    Words are definitely powerful...they can kill...they can heal...they can love! And they can minister and entertain. Look forward to seeing what you do with your words!

  9. Hi there! Mimi here from Woven by Words! Hey, you have my button! That's so awesome! Thanks so much. I'm following you now. I already love the look of your site!

    I have a 16 yr old daughter who is going to India with Royal Servants this year! I'm so excited for her.

    I'm excited to see what happens with your writing. When you get a button, let me know and I'll add it to my Christian blog roll!



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