The power of your spoken words
If the pen is mightier than the sword, and the power of the tongue is mightier than a nuclear weapon.
Let’s address the power of spoken words, power for good or evil, controlling your tongue, and being perfect in your speech.
How about the appreciation of the power of your spoken words? Your very words are extremely powerful when spoken with conviction, true belief, sincerity, and genuineness.
People will remember the things you spoke in that context of authenticity, genuineness and sincerity. They are remembered long after they are spoken.
Words have the power for good.
Words have the power for blessing, building others up, empathy, healing, encouragement, and truly showing love.
Can you think of an example of some really good use of your words?
Words have the power for evil.
Words have the power for discouragement, tearing down, nagging, cutting, anger, and depression.
Can you think of some examples of some really good, evil regarding the use of your words?
Life is a choice. We need to choose to control our tongues.
You are your words. Self-control and discipline are a key necessity as your mouth expresses the fruit or nature of your heart. Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
This is where true integrity begins and ends.
Toastmasters International has become extremely helpful to me both in composing my thoughts and expressing my words and heart.
It has offered personal and professional growth, as I’ve learned to speak on the spot and control the delivery and nature of my speech, content, and non-verbal communication.
So words have power. They have power for good or for evil.
Train your tongue and exercise self-controlled discipline. Prepare your speech, think before you speak. Speaking well is a learned art and can be at least improved upon, but possibly never mastered.
THIS IS OUR 2009 WINNER—A TRIBUTE TO SINGLE PARENTS EVERYWHERE!—Good job Caitlin!
My Dad is awesome because he is the best Dad in the world! What makes my Dad so awesome is that he plays the role of “Dad” and “Mom” since he has raised me and my older sister as a single parent. He works so hard every day, he has his own business, but he still makes time for ball games, dance recitals, track meets or whatever my sister and I are involved in. We can tell Dad anything. He listens to us vent, he hugs us when we cry, and he corrects us when we need it. Our house burned in December, but my sister and I knew that when Dad said it would all be ok, it would be ok. We knew our dad would work non-stop until he had it built back, and that’s exactly what he did. We know if we need anything, he will make it happen. He’s a “dad” to all our friends as well. They all call him “Daddy Matt.” His girlfriend has two boys who he also treats like his own children. We have all become like one big family, and he is the Dad who loves us all. He does everything from play Playstation with them to coach them in wrestling or train them at the gym. They would say he deserves some kind of “Dad of the Year” award as well. He also takes care of anything his mother needs since she is a widow. He cuts her grass, takes care of her car, whatever she needs. He is the most unselfish person on the planet! He does all this and still manages to also be the best cook ever! My dad is awesome!”
In honor of Father’s Day 2009 and fathers everywhere www.becomeabetterfather.com is sponsoring a Father’s Day writing contest. We want to know our readers opinions of what it takes to be a great father.
We value your opinion and would love to hear from you and what you think makes a great dad.
The question we pose is: ” My Dad is (was)awesome because…”
Here are the official rules…
- Write about what you think a good father is (A poem,essay, or other writing form) and post on your blog with a link back to this blog post. LIMIT 300 WORDS.
- Please leave a comment on this blog post to let us know you entered.
- You must have your entry posted by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, June 21st, 2009.
- June 21st at 9pm PST, 2009, the lovely Mrs. Hammond and I will pick a winner based on what we think rocks!
- The winner receives a free full one-hour consultation with Scott Hammond, a Starbucks gift card, a full-featured blog post on become a better father.com, a cool certificate,and much much more!
- We will post an entry on this blog on June 22nd 2009 containing links to all the entries, so you will get a free link out of the deal.
- We will also do a press release on the winner of the Fathers Day Writing Contest… to be determined.
That’s it and good luck! The question remains: ”My Dad is (was) awesome because…”
Scott Hammond FO-9
Father of Nine
Despair is a place that you don’t want anyone to go. People who there often don’t come back. Despair is an utterly dark place. You’re deep down, down, down, in a dark, dark cave. No light. No air. No hope. Nobody wants to go to despair. Your mind is a scary place…never go there alone. Be especially aware of the tired nights, stress, and burnt out times. Make no decisions in that state. Even TV is a better option that despair…careful there too!
5 Needs of Sons
|Date Posted: Monday, 30 April 2007|