Speaking life

There was once a little old lady who spoke life into every single person she came into contact with. But then again, she spoke life in everything that she did.

That little old lady was my great-grandmother, Faye Rosetta McDonald. On the evening of Jan. 26, I learned we had lost my great grandmother; she was finally resting after a full life of 91 years.

I say she spoke life because that was a part of her favorite scripture in the Bible. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Now what does this mean? Death and life are in the power of the tongue; basically anything you say positively or negatively will happen the way you said it would. So life equals positive, and negative equals death.

I have been blessed with the ability to comfort people, helping people with problems in school, relationships and a other topics. I always end up using the same method my great-grandmother used, but I use it in a way that young people can understand. “Everything is going to be OK. Say everything is going to be OK.” That is the statement I use constantly to help people get through whatever it is they are dealing with. It’s speaking life into the situation, and it gives the person some relief.

My family and I are now relieved that my great-grandmother is in a better place, joining my great-grandfather. They leave a legacy of eight children, 24 grandchildren, and over 60 great-grandchildren to finish what they started.

Jordan McDonald

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