S06 Episode 2: Words Have Power

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By Abiding Together, Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, and Sister Miriam James Heidland. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Words Have Power

In this episode we talk about how words have incredible power to either bless or curse, to build up or tear down. We talk about how social media can be a place of connection, but also a place where we quickly forget to treat people with dignity. The truth that our words have power to restore, heal, be prophetic is something that can challenge us to be more discerning about how we speak and take the lead by being people who bless others.

Sister Miriam’s one thing - A gift of a handmade journal made by Magdelena. Thank you so much!

Michelle’s one thing - The Steubenville Encounter Conference in Dallas

Heather’s one thing - The podcast “Every Knee Shall Bow” on the Ascension website

Discussion questions:

  1. What struck you from the podcast?

  2. When have you witnessed the desire to be right as more important than caring for and respecting another person? Is this something you have struggled with?

  3. What would it look like if we all started intentionally offering life giving words to those around us instead of criticism, negative humor, and harshness?

  4. How might God be calling you to speak goodness and blessing to someone in your life?

Journal Questions:

  1. What type of patterns have you gotten into with not using your words to bring life?

  2. Is the Holy Spirit asking you to go back and ask forgiveness from someone who you have hurt with your words?

  3. Take time to reflect on how you speak to others, your tone and your words. How do you think other people feel when you speak to them?

Quote to Ponder: “Do not accept anything as truth that lacks love and do not accept anything as love that lacks truth. One without the other is a destructive lie” - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Scripture for Lectio Divina - Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

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