Coffee Date and a Heart to Heart...



Hello Sweet Friends!

I am so excited today to be joining up with Rachel over at Oh Simple Thoughts and a bunch of other ladies for a "Coffee Date" to share what the Lord has been laying on our hearts.What a joy to come together with other like minded women of Faith to share encouragement for our lives and businesses! 



  One of my favorite things is a coffee date with friends. I love those moments when you can sit for hours and get lost in deep conversation with one another about real heart issues... When Rachel asked me to participate, I knew exactly what I would share, because the Lord has dealt so heavily with me about it recently. More and more over the course of the last few weeks He's checked me in my spirit over the words coming out of my mouth. I never considered myself to be a viscous gossip or a person who ran around trying to make problems, but as time went on I realized that there is not much of a difference in that or what I had been doing. All my life I've done it, repeating a rumor someone shared or talking with someone behind their back about life decisions they were making as if my idle words were going to change anything. It doesn't. All it does is hurt people if it gets back to them (Which it does so much more often than we know or think) and the Lord very clearly shows us how he feels about gossip and an idle tongue.



"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."

Ephesians 4:29


"Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble."

Proverbs 21:23


"Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler."

Proverbs 20:19


"But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,"

2 Timothy 2:16


"To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people."

Titus 3:2


  It is so much harder than we think to change the way we've been all our lives but I am determined to come out of that rut and to speak the positive. I cannot tell you how many times this verse and ran through my head. Every time I open my mouth to say some thing now, "Let the words of my mouth...". Oh how good our Lord is to help us through something when He brings it to our attention! He doesn't point out our flaws and leave us to fix them on our own. He's right there with us and has the tools to help.


Thankful for this opportunity today to be real and share my heart with you all..

Don't forget to visit the other posts and see what the Lord is sharing with everyone else! I hope your Wednesday is beautiful!


Oh Simple Thoughts








Comment on this post (7 comments)

  • Kendra {Lavender & Linen} says...

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! It’s so wonderful to have “met” you sweet ladies through this link up and be able to share our hearts with one another… and I’ve found some great new blogs to follow because of it as well!

    Rachel you are SO sweet!! That touched my heart so much.. I pray one day we’ll be able to meet in real life and sip coffee and chat to our hearts content! So thankful for you!!

    April 03, 2014

  • Rachel Nordgren @ Our Yellow Door says...

    Hey Kendra! Glad to find you through the link up :)

    Don’t you just love it when the Lord convicts you about something, and uses Scripture to back Himself up? I shared about this in my coffee date post, but recently He nudged my husband and I to sell a bunch of our stuff in accordance with Matthew 19:21. I love that Jesus so clearly gives us instruction about what is right and what makes Him happy…it keeps us from guessing!

    April 03, 2014

  • Kayla {Mississippi Mrs.} says...

    I love the idea of this coffee date. I’m stopping in from the link-up and will be a new follower! The Lord is great!

    April 02, 2014

  • Rachel Cox says...

    Oh sweet sweet Kendra. I feel as if I know you so well, and we have never even met in real life. I wish so badly I was sitting with you sipping coffee right now. One day…after all we are only a few hours away from each other. Anyways, thank you for opening up your heart and sharing. I instantly thought of the verse in Proverbs 31 when the author is describing a godly wife…verse 26 says, “She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”…man does this just hit the nail on the head. I so often open my mouth with NO WISDOM at all…and the teaching of kindness is rarely on my lips in those moments. I am thankful that grace abounds and the Lord deals so kindly with me in my weakness. Thanks for being vulnerable…it was a joy to read deeper into your heart today! much love sweet friend!!!

    April 02, 2014

  • Lindsey says...

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I love hearing what is on your heart today. This is SO true for me as well and it is such a great reminder…“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29

    I want to build others up with my words and not tear them down. Thank you for this post today! I am blessed by it. Have a great day girl!

    April 02, 2014

  • Jessica says...

    Hi Kendra! Thank you for stopping by my blog <3 It is so nice to “meet” you! I started reading the #shereadstruth devotional today and the reading was Psalm 19 – wow! It’s popping up everywhere! Love love love this post and the great reminder that it is. I have been listening to Ellie Holcomb and her song “May the Words” is pretty much Ps. 19 in music form – it has been a huge blessing to me!

    April 02, 2014

  • leah says...

    I love when our heart is nudged gently on things that need to change. So good that you’ve allowed your heart to be receptive to the Lord’s voice. many blessings to you!

    April 02, 2014

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