I’m teaching Young Women tomorrow, and I wanted to give something to my girls that would help them r member the Come Follow Me lesson, which is titled “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?”. I don’t like it when people say that lessons are more for them than students, but in this case, that may be so….
Anyway, we are talking about controlling our speech, withholding judgment, and speaking with grace. When we tell students what not to do, I also think it’s important to talk about what TO do. In this case, I’ll be pushing the idea of doing as Benjamin Franklin taught : to speak ill of no one (even in truth) but share all the good you know of everyone. I’ll be reinforcing that message with Ephesians 4:29 which reads, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
I looked for wax lips at our local department store but couldn’t find any — even though it’s Halloween in a month! So instead I bought a few tubes of lip gloss and printed some labels with the scripture to go on them. It happens that I have lip gloss labels with little seals on them from the custom lip balm tubes I make, so it was easy. I think they turned out adorably!
For the record, Blistex uses standard size lip balm tubes and fits the labels fine. Chapstick uses a shrink wrap that fits over its slightly smaller tube. The labels mostly fit the Chapstick tubes, but if I do it again I’ll use Blistex only.