Watch what you say!

“For every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and sea creature is subdued and has been subdued by humankind. But no human being can subdue the tongue; it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people made in God’s image. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. These things should not be so, my brothers and sisters. A spring does not pour out fresh water and bitter water from the same opening, does it? Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers and sisters, or a vine produce figs? Neither can a salt water spring produce fresh water” (James 3:7-12 NET).

Of all the wild animals in the world, the one that is the most difficult to tame and control is…our tongue! Not that our tongue is really a wild animal, but every animal we can think of we have learned in some way to subdue and control. Continue reading “Watch what you say!”

Majesty and mountains

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2 NKJV).

One of my favorite pictures from my most recent trip to Nepal is a landscape shot of the Himalayas, taken from the south end of the Katmandu Valley. We had very few clear days during the month that we were there, so a rare sighting was greatly treasured.

The vast, lofty Himalayas are unique in the world. No other range is so high. Their majesty and beauty are without parallel, at least in my experience. Whenever I am there, and the view is available, I can hardly cease from staring at them. Continue reading “Majesty and mountains”