Never Trust Your Tongue

“Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter. Hush until you heal.” I saw this saying on my facebook feed this morning and it stood out. As humans we have a tendency to let our mouth overload our brain when we are angry. We forget that we should filter our words carefully because once spoken they can never be recalled. We are told in the Bible to be angry but sin not. When we say things in anger or hurt, we sin.
We sing a song that goes “Angry Words let them never from the tongue unbridled slip. May the heart’s best impulse ever check them ere they soil the lip.”
Verse 3 says it all : “ Angry words are lightly spoken, Bitt’rest tho’ts are rashly stirred, Brightest links in life are broken, By a single angry word.”
These words are so true, relationships are destroyed, families are torn apart and self-destruction ensues when we allow angry words to control our hearts.
It takes ten seconds for one to stop, think and re-calibrate their thought process before saying something in anger. It takes ten seconds to remember how we would feel if those words were spoken to us in anger.
Words matter, they can either build up or tear down. They can be a calm in the storm, or they can be the storm. They can be a balm on a troubled soul or they can be hot oil that burns even more.
Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter. Hush until you heal.

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Yvonne Mason Sewell

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple

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