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Every thought captive . . . — 18 Comments

    • Thank you, Nancy. I sure appreciate your following my blogs. I hope all is going well with you.

  1. You “hit the nail on the head” again dear lady!. Oh that the whole world would read your message!!! I wonder if they still teach the little children to memorize the verse. “Be ye kind one to another” I surely remember learning it at about age 4. I guess they don’t say “ye” now but the message is the same. 🙂
    Thanks again Karen for the great reminder!!

    • And thank you, Etta Mae. I love hearing from you that I ‘hit the nail on the head.’ 🙂

  2. Words to live by, Karen. Thank you for this reminder of the importance of pausing, of taking our thoughts captive to Christ and allowing Him to sift, soften, eliminate those that are not honoring to Him. Well said! With my word being “wisdom” this year, I pray that God’s wisdom and purging will flesh out in kindness to others as well. Bless you!

    • Wisdom is such a good word for the year, Carol. Thanks for mentioning how wisdom and kindness go together.

  3. yes, everyday, I need to be reminded to be kind, Karen. I don’t dress my age, most of the time and people are not kind!! I am shorter with a short waist, legs. I’m sure this is due to being Dutch. my grandfather could hardly see over the pulpit to preach. I’m not that short…just am short in waist, which makes me look like I am. so, women’s clothes wont fit. Junior size work better! but, the ladies are sure!!!! I am trying to look so very young. And daily, I must know the joy of the Lord is my strength! and also, Psalms 139: 1-6.

    • Yes, Mary. The joy of the Lord is out strength in all situations. I want to remember that daily.

  4. SOOOO powerful, Karen. Every word I needed to hear. I want to bless others, so I will stay in kindness and take every word captive to the obedience of Christ. love, Heidi

  5. Karen, do you remember the really ‘old’ saying that I have heard kids say on the playground when boys, in particular,would say bad things to each other and the ‘victim’ would say: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” !? Well, I never did think that made sense because broken bones will heal but harse words can really hurt and are not soon forgotten. Your ‘pause’ last week and this weeks ‘kindness’ go hand in hand! I certainly need to pause and think before I speak!! Another good one, Karen!! Thanks!
    Blessings, margaret

  6. Thanks, Margaret. Yes, I remember that old saying and it never made sense to me either. Words can hurt more than a broken bone and in some situations the wound may never really heal.

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