Consider Your Tone First

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” – James 1:21 As we continue our study of words and how we use them, I want you to consider ninety percent of what you say to people is all about tone. Yes, your tone! This is something I learned from my Grandpa Pursley, who is a linguist and taught Spanish for many years. When a baby learns a language, the first thing they learn is tone, not words. When we speak to babies in America, “goo goo ga ga” may carry a different tone than in Thailand or Nepal. The tone of our voice can be distinguished by our little ones.  When my grandpa was teaching me Spanish, he taught me tone first. With some Spanish words and phrases, he would guide me to speak in

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