Andrea Mitchell
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Andrea is a wife and mom with a heart for women to know they are loved beyond measure and that they matter. Also, she likes coffee. A lot.

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  1. So true. And yet, so hard to hear. I would buy a filter for my mouth if it was sold in stores. I like to say, “I need to self-edit more.” Sometimes my mouth gets ahead of my brain. Great post.

  2. I am so guilty of all of this! And I know how you feel when you say that sometimes you put others down to make yourself feel good, I am so guilty of that. But I’ve also found too that when someone puts someone else down, I’m trying to say something positive about that person and the negativity stops right there. I feel so good when that happens! I’m trying to be the person who stops the negative talk. I’m also a work in progress.

  3. Sign me up for one of those “mouth filters”. I’ll bet they would sell out quickly.

  4. Ouch. You stepped on my toes An! :o) I need to read be reminded and to work on this…now. I try to excuse it at times by saying I just love too much but you know what…that is not true.
    Thanks for challenging me my friend.

  5. This was one of the BEST devo’s I’ve read in a sweet forever!
    You (through the Holy Spirit) spoke directly to me and my heart!
    Thank you!
    I really want one of those mouth filters! I can’t wait to share this with my teenagers!

  6. You know what I love most about this post, Andrea? It so shows how much you believe in the power of WORDS. And you use that power beautifully to encourage us all. Thank you!

  7. I am good at guarding my heart and mind from things, but I seriously need to guard my mouth. I am praying that prayer from now on. Thank you!

  8. This is such an awesome post. So true. So needed.
    Talk about letting the words of our mouth follow His heart…

  9. I too get very irritated with a person who always bad mouths a good friend of mine, and I turn around and bad mouth her. Two wrongs don’t make a right. I pray that God gives me the right words to say or help me ignore this person. I do not do very well. I am outraged by her terrible comments about my friend. My friend ignores her and so should I. It is not my place to tell her she is doing wrong. That’s God’s job. I should let go and leave it up to him.

  10. This was a very good and timely “word”.
    And it is God’s job to tell us when we are doing wrong…yet…are we not also called to hold someone accountable? Help…what do I do when someone in authority at church came across a bit gossipy and threw out facts without really knowing if they were fiction first? What could that have looked like to a brand new visitor at church?
    I guess I ‘Let go and Let God’….

  11. I linked up here from your blog Andrea, and let me tell you that I struggle with the same things – those little judgmental thoughts that cross the mind and sometimes the lips regarding others. I have often prayed that the words of my heart and meditation of my mouth be acceptable to Him. Thanks for this great, convicting post.

  12. oops, I meant words of my mouth and meditation of my heart 🙂 Sorry – I’m a sleep deprived mama today.