Christian women tend to have regrets the size of Mount Rushmore. They regret how they have used their time; they regret how they have spent their money; they regret how much chocolate they have eaten; and most of all, they regret the hurtful words they have spoken to the people they love the most and know the best. Every woman with a heart that beats has spoken words “under the influence” of warped feelings and slurred thinking. And every woman wishes that she had the magical power to take those words back. This book may just be the solution. Carol McLeod reveals that before the words are spoken, they brew in the heart and are formed in the mind. It's our thoughts and emotions that determine what words will come out our mouths. Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue is an innovative blueprint that will enable all women to take back control of their minds and feelings in order to grace their tongues. You won’t find pat answers here, but rather powerful strategies based on the Word of God to reroute disordered thinking and cure rotten emotions so your words can be humbly grateful instead of grumbly hateful.
Carol McLeod is a popular speaker at women’s conferences and retreats through her ministry, Just Joy!, and is the author of six books including Defiant Joy (Thomas Nelson, 2006), Holy Estrogen(Harrison House, 2012), and Joy for All Seasons (Bridge-Logos, 2016). Carol hosts both a daily radio show, “Defiant Joy! Radio,” which is broadcast in major markets across America including Sirius XM FamilyTalk Radio 131, and a daily podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network, “A Jolt of Joy!” Her blog, “A Cup of Tea with Carol” has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women. After her 2013 devotional 21 Days to Beat Depression had nearly 100,000 downloads in the first month, YouVersion picked it up, where it has been read nearly 300,000 times in three years. Carol has nine other devotionals with YouVersion and also writes for Ministry Today and Charisma. She is a frequent guest on and has cohosted 100 Huntley Street. Her teaching DVD The Rooms of a Woman’s Heart won a Telly Award in 2005 for excellence in religious programming. The first Women’s Chaplain at Oral Roberts University, she currently serves on the university’s Alumni Board of Directors as Chaplain. Carol has been married to her college sweetheart, Craig, for nearly forty years and is the mother of five children in heaven and five children on earth. She and her husband make their home outside of Buffalo, NY, where Craig pastors a growing church.