Words are powerful. In Proverbs the writer notes that foolish people express their own opinion instead of trying to understand what others have to say. Does this characterize us? Do we sometimes provoke fights with our words, or speak impulsively and “answer a matter before hearing it.” Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth. Ephesians 4:29. We need to become students of our speech. With God‘s help we can identify and transform destructive dialogue into words of encouragement that are “good for necessary edification” and that “impart grace to hearers”. Our words have the power to build up or tear down. Take my voice and let me sing, Always, only, for my King; Take my lips and let them be, Filled with messages for Thee.-Havergal. Have a wonderful day and build someone up.