Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

Celebrate Controlling My Tongue

Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted.
~ Unknown Author ~

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
~ 1 Peter 3:8-11~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. (smile) Been busy at the circus and just returned from a TDY trip.

I celebrate controlling my tongue. No complaining when I was assigned the last seat on the plane.

No nasty response when security randomly selected me to be padded down in front of everybody.

No entertaining rhetoric when I got the middle seat with no leg room and a crying baby near my ear.

Silence is powerful, when we realize most times, no response is required. Now that’s wisdom from above.

Praise The Lord for self-control and understanding controlling the tongue is a process.

Thank God for his grace and faith, at the end, of the day, I’m blessed, smiling and still standing.

Abundant blessing and enjoy your weekend!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks and God bless for the reblog.


  Tonja Drecker (@TDrecker) wrote @

Traveling can be frustrating, but controlling what we say is still important. I definitely need to watch my tongue more 😉

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Tonja, it’s a process, thank God for grace (smile) when we let the tongue loose (wink) Blessings and enjoy your weekend.


  pempispalace wrote @

Having missed my flight the other day, I know just how hard it is to control one’s tongue when circumstances conspire against … well done you 🙂 Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks, grace and faith helped. (smile) Blessings!


  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

That’s something I didn’t learn until older. The thought still runs through my head (forgive me) but it goes no further.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

It’s a process Alex, I believe some days/situations are easier than others. Thanks and abundant blessings (smile)


  Lexa Cain wrote @

Sorry for your travel woes, but congrats on controlling your temper. I sometimes think we wouldn’t appreciate the good times unless we’d been through bad ones. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lexa, I had the grace of God helping me as the hits just keep on coming (smile) Have a blessed weekend!


  Patricia wrote @

Controlling the tongue seems like it should be easy…not! Good for you in persevering.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Pat, it was by the grace of God! Have a blessed Easter!


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