Saturday, April 16, 2011


"Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul
and health to the body."

Proverbs 16:24

Our family should have been beekeepers. We LIKE honey--orange blossom honey, tupelo honey, wildflower honey. It hardly matters what kind, although we are a little selective. Our youngest daughter we nicknamed "Charity the Pooh" because she likes honey so much. When she was a little girl she asked for the same thing every day--honey with peanut butter in a bowl. No bread. Just honey with some peanut butter. Now at 35 she forgoes the peanut butter and eats honey on whatever she can find.

We LIKE honey.

When we go to my sister's in Florida we buy
orange blossom by the 1/2 gallon.

Did I say we LIKE honey?

Honey not only tastes good, but it is healing. When one of us has a cough, we have found that the best remedy is a spoonful of honey. It works better than expensive cough syrup.


I have a precious friend named Jan that is a living example of
this verse. She is like honey when she speaks. Not like the
honey that drips onto the sides of the jar and the flies eat.



uncomfortable when it gets on your hands.

She is like the honey that goes down into your mouth.




When you walk away after visiting with Jan your soul is sweetened and you just plain feel better. Her words are healing, never cutting or cruel. Everyone loves to be around her. "The teaching of kindness is on her lips" like the Proverbs 31 woman. (verse 26)

We spoke in another post of biting words and how they can destroy.
God gives us encouragement to speak words of grace, or kindness.
If He says to do it, then it can be done.

As we all strive to speak gracious words today,
(Mmmmm......., honey!)



Linda Stubbs

Hi are writing such wonderful post Missy! Love help me keep my mind on those things that count. I don't think I will look at my honey the same.

We have been without internet here at home since yesterday morning. It is nice to have it back.

Have a wonderful Sonday.........hugs! Linda


I do love least when I'm not 3 months pregnant. You are so right about Jan, what a fitting description for her. I've never heard an unkind or harsh thing come out of her mouth.

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