Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I have this awful habit... I swear. It's all over my workplace, you'd think I worked in a factory sometimes. But really it's not their fault, it's mine. I've been swearing since 4th grade. And I am going to stop. That's it. I started really watching my words at home. Then I realized, I don't swear as much at home. I notice I swear when I am mad... So I am going to stop.

I don't like the habit, it doesn't taste good (I love to eat even though it's not good for me), there are no great rewards, and probably a lot of consequences, some I probably don't even see. It really sounds a lot like smoking... bad habit, doesn't taste good, and most of the consequences come after years of smoking, cancer and the "e" word that I can't spell.

So, like every bad habit, it will be hard to break, but with the Lord's help, I will.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed
Proverbs 16:23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.


Birmingham Girl said...

Oh Margie..God seems to really be trying to reach us! I see you've read my blog today too! "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" - I always think of that AFTER I have spoken unwisely. If my heart if full of His abundant love, it should speak love. Apparently God would like to see a change in the way we show His love..let's do it sister!!

tina fabulous said...

i talk to truck drivers all day so... i understand!
dont beat yourself up too badly. i'm not a gratuitous user of society-appointed curse words but they do indeed fly out of my mouth on occasion. (dont tell my mom)
but spiritual implications aside, there a zillion words out there to choose from so why use boring ones when you can use cool ones that could possibly confuse people and make them feel unintelligent? :D

Margie said...'s 1:30... only one F-bomb so far... considering that usually by 8:30 I have dropped enough F-bombs to blow up a small country, I feel like that is quite an accomplishment... but I have said Knucklehead A LOT!

Sara said...

i'm so proud of you. you have so much treasure in your heart and you've too much to offer to hide behind ugliness. i'll be praying for you. and most importantly, God is glorified in you.

Wolfsong said...

Well..I completely understand what you're going through. I work in an advertising firm and because of all its pseudo-ness and superficial mannerisms, most people here believe swearing is cool. So you listen to these words all day long and then drive back in the worst traffic in the world (come to India and see for yourself..haha) and then find out that your internet doesn't work, swearing comes easily. I find it so easy to swear too...and I feel bad because I know God doesn't want me to. I've learnt to TRY and control it but it takes work. Just like I quit smoking...that was entirely God's work! I like your posts...God bless! And I hope you kill your bad habits! :)