They say words don’t hurt, but they do.
Last night I was putting a puzzle together with Elle, my 6-year-old granddaughter. Her long blond hair hung in her eyes as she searched for a corner piece. Without looking up, she said, “Gaga, has anyone ever been mean to you?”
My first thought was that maybe she was learning the hard truth that people can be difficult or even bully you, and I asked about that. She assured me that it wasn’t about her, and that she was just curious.
If you knew my sweet girl, you’d know that this isn’t out of the norm.
There is not a single person reading this who hasn’t been impacted by hurtful words or actions. Whether we are six or sixty, we can point to times when hurtful words or actions or people impacted us. It might have even shaped the way some of us see ourselves. It may have affected the way you view God. [Read more…]