My first verse for February comes from Colossians:
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." Colossians 4:6
Opportunities for more gracious speech abound around here, especially during a week when we've been snowbound and sick!! Gracious speech opens hearts and engenders a gentle response. As I'm teaching my kids to be gentle with their words, I'm reminded that they learn so much from my example. As I memorize and meditate on this verse, I'm praying that my speech will be seasoned by a greater measure of grace!