I recently read a blog post that moved me. It was written by a mother who loved her children. She loved these children so much that when faced with the truth about her son’s reading deficit, she chose to speak this truth to him…in love. By doing so she spoke life into her son and changed a bad situation completely around.
I’m not naive. I do not think that any and every situation can be instantly changed by just telling someone the truth. I do however believe in the power of speaking life into people. I do believe that things like love, honesty, time, patience, and encouragement, whether used once or over time can change things. Speaking life means taking the time to pay attention, loving enough to believe the best, having the patience to endure, and communicating these things through actions and words.
So often I would watch children…
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