Why the words you say matter

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Pastor Zachary Elliott
Zachary Elliott, 2020
Zachary Elliott Special to Valley News I think everyone can agree that burning your tongue is the absolute worst. It ruins the whole drink, the entire meal and sometimes the entire day. Yet we never learn, do we? I mean, really. How many sips of hot coffee or hot chocolate does it take before you finally get it? Your tongue does not like steaming hot liquid poured on top of it. In fact, it makes your tongue mad. But that doesn’t deter you, does it? You’re tough. You have a tongue of iron. It can handle the heat. I know it because if you’re like me when you burn your tongue, you get mad at the drink as if it was to blame. And then you pretend that you really didn’t burn yourself. I’m fine, you say, but the pain tells a different story. You might not know it, but
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