I have heard the blackened

sin-filled hiss of the enemy in

cruel ,slanderous, unkind words

that seek to lie, kill, and destroy.


I have heard  and felt

the velvet Balm of Gilead

in Christ-centered words

that encourage, lift up, heal

and give diamonds of hope

to weary and war torn pilgrims

and soldiers of the eternal kingdom.


We all choose our source

when we choose our words.

We all choose our source!