What happens when Liz mixes his bad mood with a tongue that just won't quit talking? Trouble.

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Memory Verse

“When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.”

Audio Icon   (James 3:3-5



In this episode, Liz doesn’t control his tongue and his day at the ranch is ruined because of what he says.

Words are important. They are how people find out who we are, what we believe, and what we think of them. We use words to let others know how we feel and what we need. With words, we help and teach others. God used words to tell us about him. In fact, in John 1:1, Jesus is called “the Word” because God used him to tell us how to be saved.

Because words are so important, they can also cause a lot of trouble. The wrong words, whether we say them or write them, can make someone’s life miserable. Have you ever had your feelings hurt because of what someone else said? Or maybe you’ve been hurt because someone didn’t say the words you needed to hear. The Bible makes it very clear that we have to be careful always of what we say.

Want to dig deeper and learn about what the Bible says about our words? Check out Proverbs 15:4, Luke 6:45, and Ephesians 4:29.


When do you have the most trouble controlling your tongue? Is it with your family? With your friends? Maybe it’s on social media sites on the Internet. Draw a picture of a forest fire being started by a small spark. Write the words to James 3:3-5 on the picture and hang it on your door or by your computer. Ask the Lord to help you learn to control your tongue.