Coffee + folk and blues.

If I closed my eyes, I could find myself in a different place…far away. It was that good.

One word: transported.

I find myself being drawn away to another land. Plans are in the making. Past dreams are becoming very possible realities.

In the same way that music and good coffee send a message, words, written and verbal, powerfully force my mind to consider and respond.

The tongue is a powerful tool. A small muscle – but a large ego.

The source of its power – the heart.

I don’t know about you, but my heart is desperately wicked. Therefore, my tongue, when unbridled, can show where I truly belong – hell.

But God!

If it weren’t for His saving grace in my life and His Spirit working in me to make me holy as Christ is holy, I would still let my tongue speak forth all kinds of evil.

Proverbs & James are very clear on this issue:

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Proverbs 26:28

The tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell…no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. James 3:5-10

This is what I want for my speech – may it always be seasoned with salt:

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

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