I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: Before Speaking–Think

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. —Proverbs 15:1

We’re furious. We respond and the incident escalates. But what if when we’re furious, we think before we speak or act? If what we say does not accuse or add fuel to the fire, most likely, the situation de-escalates and we can deal rationally with the situation.

Though we live in a vengeful, pay back, culture, we don’t have to feed into that philosophy. It is not God’s way. Want peace? Stand up for truth, yes. But, start by thinking before speaking, writing, texting and speak “soft” words to defuse.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
From First I Bow



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