Announcing Speak Life - A Blog Link-Up

Next Wednesday {February 5}, Danielle from This Life I Live and I will be hosting a Speak Life Link-Up.

What do we mean by "speak life"?

The idea came when we both attended an online class from the Influence Network, called "Really Speak Life" by Jessi of Naptime Diaries. The class spoke about how often we choose words of death - negativity, criticism, judgement, and gossip. But as followers of Jesus, we are called to use our words for giving life to others and to speak truth to ourselves.

I'll tell you what, that class shot an arrow deep into an area of my heart I know God has been prying into recently {you can read some of my thoughts on the class here}. I am not a "life-speaker"; so often, I do not use my words to encourage others, to build them up, or to point to Jesus. Luke 6:45 says that our words flow from whatever is in our hearts. It's not a behavior issue; it's a heart issue.

So next week, I'd invite you to visit my blog and Danielle's blog for encouragement on how to speak life to those around you. If you're a blogger, we'd love for you to join us by linking up and writing a post on using our words for good. It can be an exploration of your own struggles, Scripture that has helped your heart and words change, or even ways others have spoken into your own life.

The goal of the link-up is to provide space for followers of Jesus to encourage each other to use our words for life instead of death. 

If you've never joined a blog link-up before, it's simple:

1. Write a post, including a link back to my blog or Danielle's within your post {or repost an old post you've already written}
2. You can even use the image above in your post so it's easy for others to identify that you're joining the link-up! {I'll include a grab-box code with the post next week}
3. Post your link on the InLinkz tool on either my blog or Danielle's {it will go live midnight CST on Wednesday, February 5}
4. Comment on at least one other blogger's post - the whole point is to encourage each other, so make sure you check out what others write!

If you're a reader, this will be a great chance to find new blogs to read. You can also follow along on Twitter or Instagram - tag me or Danielle, or use the hashtag #speaklifelinkup.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them below. And we hope to see you on the Speak Life link-up next week!

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