A Kind Word

Was reading in Proverbs 12 this morning.  Verse 25 says: “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” 

My heart isn’t anxious, but everybody enjoys a kind word.  I received an email from a family who visited our church over Labor Day weekend.  They said they were leary when they saw the size of the church, but came on in.  They felt so welcomed by the parking attendents; they said everyone of them must have smiled, nodded, waved or talked to them.  They were then greeted by a number of people before they got in the door and a number of people after they got in the front door.  As we started worship, they were blown away by the music saying it was “awesome”.  And they were very complimentary of the message.  All in all they said, “God is smiling on y’alls church”.  In fact, they said if they were in an hour of driving here, they’d make Grace their home church, not because they’re dissatisfied where they are, but because they totally loved what they experienced at Grace.     I’m so proud of the way our church family serves; we haven’t arrived, but we’re making great progress.

You have no idea how that email lifted my spirit.  This couple simply took the time to share a kind word with us, and boy did it put wind in my sails.  If that simple email could do this, think what a kind word from you could do for someone this week!

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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One Response to A Kind Word

  1. BJ! Love the blog man. Love the latest topic. Totally agree, everyone loves a good word every now and then. Myra and I are going to be visiting family in Grandview in a few weeks, we will have to drop by and check out Grace. Hope you guys are doing well man.

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