We live in an anxiety filled world. I am not sure how much more our minds can process. We are in need of God's peace more than ever before.
Some time ago, I attended a church service where John Maxwell was preaching, and something he said really resonated in my spirit. He quoted a friend who had made this statement: "People grow into the conversations you have around them."
This made me think of the conversations I was having around my granddaughter, and the ones I have around my two children. I felt the weight of responsibility as a Christian mother and grandmother, a wife, employer and friend. The Bible describes our tongue as a powerful weapon (James 3), and we have a duty to use it to build people up and not tear them down.