Friends, I would like to share this post by my friend and colleague, Jenn Williams. She is the pastor of Ashely Ridge Church and writes the blog Better Together at JennWilliams.org. Her most recent post, “Be with my Words,” is right in line with my current series, Words of Grace, which you can find on my site, RossChellis.com. I hope you enjoy and I hope you will take a moment to check out some of Jenn’s other posts!
My husband and I, both being of the somewhat chatty variety, managed to give birth to two very verbal kids. Go figure. Most of the time, this makes for great entertainment. Clark and I muffle our laughter during prayer time as our kids pray for everything under the sun and we watch the surprised faces of friends and family when our kids says they’re “so exasperated” after losing a game of Go Fish. (This is preferable to the time our 4-year old was playing Uno with his grandmother and said “dammit” when she played a Draw 4 card. #winning)
You see, the other side of the loquacious coin is when our kids wield their words as a weapon. On more than one occasion, I have felt verbally eviscerated by my 7-year old only to have the reality check that he learned it somewhere…probably somewhere as close as home…well, let’s be real…
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