He has sent me…to bestow on
a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning.
Isaiah 61:1, 3
God’s Holy Spirit brings not only peace but also joy.503 more words
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
(Proverbs 15:1 ESV)
I remember fondly as a child the children’s rhyme … “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” My childhood friends and I would sing it in complete unison…with a seemingly perfect flowing melody…as it filled us with fabricated fake courage in the face of yesterday’s more innocent bullies and playground taunts. 591 more words