Tongue Twisters

The time with the Teen Moms and babies has been celebratory.  For three consecutive weeks, mini cupcakes have been baked, decorated and consumed in celebration of three of the babies in the daycare: two celebrating their one year old birthday and one celebrating two years.  These are wonderful opportunities to celebrate life with the students and their babies.

Now, let me ask you “How’s your tongue?”

Sounds like a strange question but taming the tongue was the topic for the Christian Club meeting.  Students arrived in the classroom shortly after the lunch bell rang.  Each one had a tongue twister to share.  Let’s just say some tongues twist better than others.  Here’s a tongue twister for you to try:

She sells seashells by the seashore.

The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.

So if she sells seashells by the seashore,

I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

Afterwards, facts about the tongue were given.  Three of these facts are: the tongue has 1000s of taste buds, the tongue’s color reveals a person’s health, and no two tongue prints are the same.  The meat of the meeting was studying James 3:2-12 about taming the tongue and how our talk would change if we tamed our tongue.  The acronym, T.H.I.N.K. was the application for the meeting.

T = Is it true?

H = Is it helpful?

I= Is it inspiring?

N = Is it necessary?

K = Is it kind?

The bell rang before I could play the song “Words” by Hawk Nelson but will do so at our next meeting.  Here are a few lines speaking about the power of words:

“Let my words be life, Let my words be truth,

I don’t wanna say a word Unless it points the world back to You.”

In closing, I pray that our words would point people to Jesus.

Praising Him,  Lily

Posted on March 21, 2013