My wife and I were driving down the road having a conversation and the word “stupid”, had popped out of my mouth. Not in anger or anything like that but my 5-year-old daughter was in the back seat and was offended by what was said. She said, “Dad, that’s a bad word and it’s not apropreate to say”! I understand that it’s misspelled, she was trying to say appropriate for anyone who couldn’t guess. It was too cute and I laughed a little. She told me that it was not funny, so I apologized and told her she was right, that I should never have said that. On occasion, things can pop out of our mouths that we may think are appropriate, but can hurt others feelings. Often times I say a prayer in the morning for only God’s words to pass my lips and not mine looks like that needs to be an everyday prayer. Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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