Friday, April 27, 2012
Trying (Again) to Flush the Potty Mouth
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.James 3:9-10 (NIV) I have a confession. I have a terrible potty mouth. I could give a dozen reasons for it, but the bottom line is that I have it and I don't like it. I've tried to change it. I've prayed about it. Inevitably, I'm in a situation and whether angry, frustrated or just "being me", up comes a very un-ladylike, un-Christian verbal expression. While I have a pretty extensive vocabulary, some words and phrases just carry more emotion than others. Frankly, I feel a release after I've said it, like a teapot releasing steam. I guess we all have habits that we don't like. The key is to keep working on them. That's what I plan to do. Check back with me at dismissal time…Coming Up: I've been getting crafty, so stay tuned for a few craft posts.