Proverbs 31:30. "...But a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."



Romans 10:9. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved!"



Woman of Praise

by K. Michael

 The Tongue
James 3:1-12
Lesson 1
According to James, in our quest for perfection, we must learn to bridle our tongues. In his own words, "If anyone offend (stumble) not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body" (James 3:2b; KJV).  Controlling our tongues is a demand of perfection, but more than that, it is a command of God.  It is one virtue that qualifies us to be perfect and, according to James, the restraint of the tongue is the key to the management of the entire body. Simply speaking, if you want to be a mature Christian, begin by managing your tongue.

James 1:26.  "If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain (useless)."
Proverbs 4:28.  "Put away from thee a FROWARD MOUTH, and perverse lips put far from thee."
Proverbs 6:12.  "A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth."
Proverbs 8:13.  "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."

What is the meaning of FROWARD?  According to, froward means willfully contrary; not easily managed.  So, in a Biblical context, froward means willfully contrary to the will of God. 

Synonyms of FROWARD are obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult.

  • We must learn to control our tongues.
  • When we control our tongues, we become perfect women.
  • When we learn to control our tongues, we receive the capacity to control our entire body.

The Characteristics of the Tongue

  1. It boasts.
  2. It is a fire that burns great forests.
  3. It is a world of iniquity.
  4. It defiles the whole body when used incorrectly.
  5. It is an unruly evil.
  6. It is full of deadly poison.
  7. We bless God with it.
  8. We curse men with it.
But according to James 3:10, "...These things ought not to be so." James asked a few questions (James 3:11-12, KJV).

Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?  either a vine figs?  So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh."

In the same way, our tongues should be producing ONLY one kind of fruit or water; BUT NOT BOTH.

Lesson 2

And the way to ensure this happens is by examining what's in your heart on a daily basis and dealing with it because, if you don't, it will affect what comes out of your mouth.

Matthew 15:18-19.  "But those things which proceedeth out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies."

There was a time I went into my prayer closet and the Holy Spirit pointed out to me what was in my heart. He knew if I did not take care of it that it would mushroom into something terrible.  He knew it would begin to affect my words, actions, and mind and cause me to sin.  Someone had been offending me continually and anger had arisen in my heart.

Proverbs 4:23.  "Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life."  

Investigate what's in your heart: don't let jealousy settle in it, nor strife, nor envy, nor pride, nor anger, nor unforgiveness, nor any other thing that influence the words coming out of your mouth and defile you.  Resolve it quickly.  The preserving of your life depends upon it.   Your destiny depends upon it.  

Analyze what you are saying by tracing it back to the issue in your heart that is creating it.  Maybe you want to get even: you're unwilling to let go of something.  Maybe you have an evil heart that does not like to see others prosper.  Maybe you have vanity in your heart; you always see yourself better than others.  Maybe you have a competitive spirit that you need to eliminate.  

Maybe foolishness is bound in your heart: so if you see someone stutters it becomes petty talk - FOOLISHNESS!  If someone misspoke you make it trivial talk - FOOLISHNESS!  If someone forgot something you backbite about it - FOOLISHNESS!  If someone is not your idea of beautiful, you talk about it - FOOLISHNESS!  Whatever the problem, you need to discover the ROOT CAUSE.  

Proverbs 14.23.  "In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury."

When you find the ROOT CAUSE, see what the word of God has to say about it, then do it.  Make a firm determination to practice it even when it hurts.  God does not support playing tit for tat nor squaring off in the Kingdom of God because it does not glorify Him.  He supports RESOLVE to adhere to the word of God.  He supports tenacity toward the word of God.  He supports obedience toward the word of God.  He praises fear in your heart toward Him and His words; and so, a woman who watches over her heart daily is a WOMAN OF PRAISE!

Posted November 1, 2009
This is a monthly teaching.


The faults that you see in others,
are probably the faults you cannot see in yourself.

K. Bamkefa

Matthew 7:3-5


The Parking Lot
by K. Bamkefa

Every morning when I take my daughter to pre-school, I enter the parking lot; and I deliberately park in an area that is a bit remote from the entrance to her classroom, so that I can get some outdoor exercise.  While I'm walking toward the school, my other daughter, who is about 19 months of age, usually begins to wiggle, and twist, and turn in my arms, trying to tell me that she wants me to put her down to stroll.

If I ignore her desire because it is not safe to do so, she gets sad and begins to cry; but if I release her when I'm in the school-yard, where it's safer, immediately I see a smile upon her face and a change in her mood and that makes me happy, too.  After all, she is not asking me to do anything harmful. She knows it's her time to toddle and she wants to. 

I believe the same applies to our Heavenly Father. He wants, more than ever, to see us smile; and when He feels our wiggles, and twists, and turns in His arms, He gladly puts us down, when it is wise to do so, so that we can enjoy the walk. 

Isaiah 55:9.   "For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher that your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."

This is a monthly posting
Posted November 1, 2009


His Banqueting Table

Joshua 21:43-45
"And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.  And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them: the Lord delivered all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.  There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass."

Posted November 1, 2009

Joshua 24:13-15
"And I have given you a land for which ye did not labor, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them: of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.  Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt: and serve ye the Lord.  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." 

Posted November 7, 2009

Proverbs 16:1-3

"The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.  Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Posted November 16, 2009.

Psalm 94:12-15

"Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O lord, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.  For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.  But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it."

Posted Novemeber 23, 2009



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