Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice. (Franklin P. Jones, author)

That may be a tongue-in-cheek statement, but we really can’t overemphasize the importance of our verbal expressions. With our words we can uplift someone with encouragement or we can devastate another person with our criticism. Once the words are spoken, they can’t be retracted. Guard your mouth today and think carefully before you speak.

For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. . . . Blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely . . . this is not right!  (James 3:2, 10)