I’m learning the importance of words in a multitude of lessons right now. It’s so important to speak words that mean something. It’s so important to listen to the words people say. And there is never an inappropriate time for words to be said if they are uplifting and life-breathing.

This may come as a surprise to many, but sometimes I’m afraid to speak up. Speak out. Or as T-Sweezie would say, speak now. It can be a scary thing to reveal what’s really on your mind. But that vulnerability (especially when it is an encouraging word) leads to a lot of freedom. Even joy!

I want to invite you join me (and some of my gal pals) on a 30 adventure really reflecting on what we say and why its important. Check out the #WordRevolution at http://www.anniedowns.com. Annie is a UGA grad (what what) who spoke at Winshape 2 years in a row when I was working there and totally rocked me both times. She is such a great speaker and writer, and her devotion will speak to the hearts of anyone who takes part. So do it.

And think about these words. A prayer that was spoken and taught by the greatest speaker of all time: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13

Power. The power of words.

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