Love Louder

The disciple asked the rabbi, “What can a telegraph teach us?”…..

“That you pay for every word,” answered his teacher.

If we really did have to pay for each word – would we use them more wisely? or would we definitely be going broke!

Criticism, judgements, opinions and hate seem to always be screaming in our face-but what if we learned to Love Louder?

Loving Louder sometimes is knowing when to just shut up.

Silence speaks volumes and sometimes no words are needed.

May we all be prompted when we should Zip The Lip a little more and begin to Love Louder.

~ XXOO Michelle

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Guard my mouth, O Eternal One; control what I say. Keep a careful watch on every word I speak. ~ Psalm 141:3 VOICE

Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts.~James 3:13 MSG

Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything. ~ Proverbs 13:3 MSG

And of course in keeping with #SongSunday – check out this version of an amazing classic –

I Am Undone 


Out of the presses of pain comes the souls best wine.” ~ Unknown 

The song “Undone” by Kim Walker Smith on her latest album is this weeks feature. 

I saw the above quote on my friend’s Facebook note after she shared about a painful experience. 

My friend Alane is a gifted wordsmith and has an amazing way with words (she has also been a guest blogger before on Restored Ministries) this is her post, a beautiful note called The Prayer

In our moments of pain we must not be ashamed to share our stories.

You never know who they will touch.

Lastly, when I hear this song I am contantly reminded of Isaiah 6:5-when Isaiah cried out:

Woe is me! I Am Undone; when he saw the Heavenly King of Kings- Our Lord. 

 ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

To read Alane’s other posts on Restored Ministries  – click here

Love Period

Hard, easy, true, real, it’s all Love….. Period! 

Enjoy this weeks #SongSunday! 

“HARD LOVE” by Need To Breathe 
Trading punches with the heart of darkness

Going to blows with your fear incarnate

Never gone until it’s stripped away

A part of you has gotta die to change
In the morning you gon’ need an answer

Ain’t nobody gonna change the standard

It’s not enough to just feel the flame

You’ve gotta burn your old self away
Hold on tight a little longer

What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You can’t change without a fallout

It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You know the situation can’t be right

And all you ever do is fight

But there’s a reason that the road is long

It take some time to make your courage strong
Hold on tight a little longer

What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You can’t change without a fallout

It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
When the wolves come and hunt me down

I will face them all and stand my ground

‘Cause there’s a fire burnin’ in me

They will see my strength in this love I found

Oh
Hold on tight a little longer

What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You can’t change without a fallout

It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
It’s a hard love…
Hold on tight a little longer

What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You can’t change without a fallout

It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down

Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

‘Cause it’s a hard love

I’m Just Getting Started 

Thrown down but not defeated

I’m worn out but not giving up

I’ve hit ground but even at rock bottom

I’m just getting started, 

Yea, I’m just getting started 

Every valley made me lift my eyes up

Every burden only made me stronger

Every sorrow only made Your joy go

Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

Every mountain is making me a climber

Every giant is calling out a fighter

Every heartache only makes Your love go

Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

This is a great song with amazing lyrics.

May you be encouraged to keep going deeper and deeper with God.

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Deeper by Meredith Andrews 
Lyrics:

I have kicked up the dust

 and the dirt on the narrow road


I have had to let go of some hurt to hold on to hope
I’ve watched the sunset before the promise came


I have waded through waters wide and walked through the flame


And I can say

Every valley made me lift my eyes up


Every burden only made me stronger


Every sorrow only made Your joy go


Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper


I will run like I’m out to win, and finish the race


For every battle that’s sure to come I will be brave
I’ve got my heart set on every word You say


And no matter what lies ahead You’ll make a way
And I will say


Every valley made me lift my eyes up


Every burden only made me stronger


Every sorrow only made Your joy go


Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

Every mountain is making me a climber


Every giant is calling out a fighter

Every heartache only makes Your love go
Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper
Thrown down but not defeated

I’m worn out but not giving up

I’ve hit ground but even at rock bottom

I’m just getting started, Yea, I’m just getting started