“Everybody says, “Say something that says something” I don’t wanna get caught, up in the rhythm of it. But I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself” Justin Timberlake: Say Something (

Through social media, it’s easy to say lots of stuff in the heat of the moment. But do all those words honour Jesus? In Ephesians 4:29 ( it says “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift”.

“Sometimes,the greatest way to saying something is to say nothing at all.”



Garfield said “Fat has a sick sense of humour” (and he’s an authority on weight issues). I too have been told, “You need to lose a bit of pudding (weight) and get into shape”. My response, “Round is also a shape – Ha!” But why is it that putting on the pudding is SO much easier that losing it?

“Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up”. Proverb 12:25 (

There are many anxieties in life that weigh our hearts down. If the waters of your heart are low, find a Jesus-friend to help fill it up. Never underestimate an encouraging word whose season has come.



This song debuted in 2016. It’s still on the UK Top 40 in 2019. Over 2.4 billion views to date. It must be a brilliant, profound song – right? Have a quick listen and decide:

Sorry about that ear-worm. Hope it’s not stuck in your brain!
Instead of listening to meaningless words, let’s focus on brilliant, profound life-giving words.

“Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” (2 Timothy 3:17 –



Words communicate. They tell stories, true or false. Words reveal – they expose who we are, our values and what our hearts are like. They show what and who we care about; our attitude and motivation. Words can be helpful but they can also be damaging to those who listen or read them.

Read Proverbs 10:19-20 (

Use your words carefully, thinking before you speak. Remaining quiet, just listening can even be better in some situations. Let’s ask God to help us honour Him with our lips, carefully choosing when to speak and when to be silent.