I have a confession: I'm not as careful with my words as I ought to be. As much as I strive to be nice and kind, I find myself just as often being critical and judgmental. A coworker gave up complaining about and criticizing others for Lent, and the past two days have shown me how much I complain and criticize (because he no longer joins in -- or is trying his darnedest not to). Then, today I came across this post about taming the tongue, straight out of the book of James, and I was totally convicted.
For Lent, I gave up falling asleep on the couch with the TV on, a bad habit I've wanted to kick for months. But I'm thinking that this Lenten season would also be a good time for me to reread James and think twice about what I'm about to say.