My cell phone

tells me my voice mailbox is almost full


That I need to delete some messages

in order to receive more


But I don’t want to


For there were points in time

when people I love and care about


left me messages

and they left an impression

on me


Dates and times frozen


With words of affirmation

of light

of life

of encouragement


to build up



saved in my little rectangular hip magnet



And I view these words

as the very love of God

spoken to my heart


On everyday days

at high points

at the lowest points


Thank you, dear ones,

for minutes spared

to lift up a sister


May my words, Lord,

bring the same



whether spoken


or typed

– Susie Stewart


So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:10,11 (MSG)


What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.

– Proverbs 18:21 (GNT)


Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweet and delightful to the soul and healing to the body.

– Proverbs 16:24 (AMP)


Here are some of those messages ….



* Well, now I have some on video!  Maybe I can make some room for more now. 😉


Photo taken by some obscure photo studio way back when.  Thanks Dad and Mom ❤