25 years ago
The bus rounded the corner at the end of the road, bringing an energetic load of elementary school kids. It was the same bus I’d ridden when I was in elementary school with the same driver – Ms. Joyce wheeling bus number 311. It came to a screeching halt in front of the house and my brother and sister jumped out, jetting across the spacious back yard like two brown jets.
They busted through the back door of the house carrying a Styrofoam cup. Inside of it was a small sprout buried in a scoop of black soil – the beginnings of a tree. Of course at that time our minds couldn’t conceive that years later it would tower over us and provide such useful shade in the back yard.
The power of a seed! The words we speak today, will be the fruit that we eat from tomorrow. Sometimes we forget about the importance of the words we speak because we don’t always see the immediate consequences. How different would your words be if you the effects were instantaneous?
We’ve all said things that we regret, but unfortunately our lips don’t have a rewind button. But believe it or not, God wants us to have a B.I.G. mouth. Read more about Me and My B.I.G. Mouth in my newest e-book devotional, If These Shoes Could Talk. It’s available now to download to your Kindle or to your kindle reading apps.
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If These Shoes Could Talk is a 30-day devotional for a woman’s daily walk. Tia McCollors uses inspiration infused with humor and wisdom to deliver a message that will move women forward in their lives of faith.
At the end of each reading, she lists scriptures to “Stand On The Word,” as well as a self-reflection section to “Think It Out. Write It Out. Walk It Out.”
Some devotion titles include: “Your Royal Highness,” “Me and My B.I.G. Mouth,” “Upgrade Me,” and “Pantyhose and Rubber Bands.”
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In If These Shoes Could Talk, Tia McCollors gives you bite-sized wisdom – just enough to inspire you for today and strengthen you for tomorrow – and practical questions and scripture to help you unearth your potential.
~ Valorie Burton, bestselling author of Successful Women Think Differently and What’s Really Holding You Back?