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LETTER: Words are powerful

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At times, I feel I should respond to letters in The Spencer Magnet, but I become concerned my “words” might be misunderstood or taken out of context.
I agree with Magistrate [Woodie] Cheek about the power of “words.” There were approximately 232 words in his commentary, excluding some prepositions and conjunctions, and an additional approximate 79 words in the old folk tale he shared with readers in the Oct. 23 publication.
As an educator, Cheek should know, never use two words when one will do.
At what point, as time and life was passing him by, did Woodie become aware of the impact words can have on a person or family? Once spoken, words can never be taken back. There is, however, a solution. When the holy spirit convicts you of words used in anger or for wrong motives, repent quickly and earnestly and say you are sorry.
I have no political aspirations, but I do have a political conscience. We, as voters, must exercise caution and diligence in selecting leaders for Spencer County in 2014.
Sharon Coulter
Mount Eden