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It's the Balm

Updated on August 18, 2014

What do your lips say about you?

Did you realize that your lips tell a story about you? They actually tattletale whatever you are feeling. If you are happy they smile, but if you are grumpy or sad everyone can tell because your lips get wrinkly and poofy. That is why it's important to do things that keep our lips happy.

Something that people may think is very strange or even weird about me is that I always carry lip balm with me. I have it with me every where I go. Whether I am at home or out somewhere, lip balm is always in my pocket. When I go to bed at night it is on my nightstand. There is never a time I am not without my lip balm. Yes, it's the balm for me that makes me smile.

Why do I make such a fuss about my lip balm? Because it keeps my lips smooth and feeling good so I can always be ready to smile, say kind things, sing or even whistle. No one likes dry, cracked lips. Happy lips means happy smiles. Are you ready to smile or make someone happy by using your mouth to do good things for God? Then "balms" away.

Photo of candy lips by Amazon. See below for details.

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Smile Lips Coloring Page

Smile with Your Lips

Smiles can go a long way in making someone's day.

Have you smiled today?

Smile Wax Candy Lips

Red Candy Wax Lips (1 dz)
Red Candy Wax Lips (1 dz)

Enjoy play time with fun candy lips.

Individually packaged so they work great for prizes, rewards and party favors.


Say Kind Things with Your Lips and Mouth.

We have the gift to say nice things to others, but sometimes we use that gift for saying not so nice things.

Be sure to use your lips and mouth only to say things that will encourage others to smile also.

Big Lips

Photo by 999 Coloring Pages
Photo by 999 Coloring Pages

Lips Front View

Photo by Family Craft
Photo by Family Craft

Talk: Our Lips Need to Speak the Truth - What are your lips saying to others? Do your lips tell the truth?

We all have decisions to make that sometimes seem impossible. Gillian, a young college student is in the middle of a big one. She is trying to balance relationships, school, friends, music and even her faith. Being falsely accused of selling answers to an exam, will those who have lied come clean and finally be honest about what really happened?

The Fruit of My Lipstick (All About Us Series, Book 2)
The Fruit of My Lipstick (All About Us Series, Book 2)

Building relationships is all about honesty, and the award winning author of this book gets to the heart of telling the truth. Paper pack 256 pages for ages over 12.


Keep your lips covered. - Lip Balm - Click on any photo or description for details.

Choose from a variety of balms in different flavors for the pre-schooler to the senior citizen.

Sing with Your Lips

Singing is a great way

to make people smile.

Use your lips to make joyful

noises that will please.

Larry says he loves his lips. - Take care of your lips. If they turn blue, what would you do?

The second video has the words to sing along with Larry.

"By him therefore let us offer

the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is,

the fruit of our lips

giving thanks to his name."

(Hebrews 13:15)

Music from my lips: Hebrews 13:15 MP3 - Singing is fruit from your lips.

Three versions that are taken from Hebrews 13:15. One to suit every style. (May not play in this order, but you can tell which one it is.)

Version 1: A Sacrifice Of Praise (Hebrews 13:15 - NIV) by Integrity/Columbia Music Group offers a soft version for memory verse lessons. I like this version very much.

Hebrews 13:15 version released in 2006 is a somewhat faster version with a much different tone about it. Not for everybody, but some will find this meets their needs and music style.

The third version is a peppy upbeat tempo that includes passages from Praise On My Lips / (Psalm 34:1-3) (Psalm 63:3-5) (Hebrews13:15) by Sonja G. Whitmore & the High Praise Chorale Ensemble. A really fun version kids will move to easily and get everyone off their seat and to their feet.span>

Finish the Face

Our lips tell a story. If we are happy the corners of our mouth make our lips to point up. If we are sad the corners of our lips will point toward the ground.

How are you feeling today? Finish the pictures by drawing a face for each expression and feeling.

Cowboy Face Draw & Color

Ponytail Face Draw & Color

Clown Face Draw & Color

Photo credit by

Mrs. Potato Head

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Playskool Toy Story 3 Classic Mrs. Potato Head
Playskool Toy Story 3 Classic Mrs. Potato Head

Have fun with Mrs. Potato Head. Put her lips where an eye should be or change around her nose. What ever funny combination you make is sure to bring a lot of smiles.


Whistle with Your Lips

Whistling is like music

everyone can understand.

Always use your whistling for good

to encourage others.

Whistling Championship

Are you a whistler? Take a listen to the world's best whistlers.
What do you think? Can you do better?

"We may not all understand all languages, but all languages can understand whistling - it is the all language voice."
 quote by Favored1 

All languages can

understand whistling.

It's the all language voice.

— Favored1


My mom could yodel,

but she could not whistle.

Poll: Whistling

My mother could yodel but couldn't whistle. Can you?

See results

Whistling Lips Toys

Whistling Lips by US Toy
Whistling Lips by US Toy

Do you like to whistle? Kids can pretend to whistle with a siren like toy whistle. Include interactive toys like this during music time as children learn the lessons from each unit. Comes in a pack of 12 in 4 colors.


Toy Favors, Prizes & Supplies

Lessons with application will help children to recall what they have been taught. Prizes and rewards are a good way of helping a child stay focused so they can achieve their goals. Adding a puppet encourages children to interact and openly share their emotions, while building social and verbal skills as well.

This week's challenge on my: Daily Favor Blog

Have something to share? - Tell me with your lips.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @MJ Martin: Thanks for your kind words Ruby. Appreciate your visit.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Washington State

      Great pages to make faces with and color. We love to print out those. We are never far from our lip gloss either. Sharing your gracious lip smiles around the web.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @tazzytamar: I always have mine with me.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      This really made me smile. Im never far from my lip balm - especially in the winter :)

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @BrianRS: Thank you Brian, I appreciate it.

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      Brian Stephens 3 years ago from France

      Didn't realise you could say so much about lips. Good lens and a different subject to the norm.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Snakesmum: Thank would help :)

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      If only I could remember to actually USE my lip balm! :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I thought my lips were wrinkled cuz I was old LOL

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      sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago

      So simple now to make great faces with dashing lips.Lips always attract everyone.

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      NoProblemmo 4 years ago

      You have made a beautiful story about lips. I enjoyed it, thanks!

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      BrightDaysAhead 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying my lens...also for the nice comment!

      I think your lens is so cute!!

      It sure put a smile on my face :)

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      alina nicoleta92 4 years ago

      Such a nice lens, like it!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      What a fun lens! I love my lip balm.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I unfortunately am addicted to lip balm:)

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Lady Lorelei: I'm glad. You always bring a smile with you, so returning one was a blessing. It's good to see you.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      A smile really does make the world a wonderful place. You gave me a super big smile this morning. Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      The balm does help a lot.

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      This is such a cute lens!

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      David Edward Lynch 5 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      People tell me I need to smile more and it's true I do, despite my health and whatever ails me, thanks for tips!

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      I used to love wax candy lips

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      Loretta Livingstone 5 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I use lip balm constantly.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      My daughter licks her lips when she's nervous - we're always stocked in lip balm :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very cute lens. My lips are smiling.

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      TedWritesStuff 5 years ago

      I'm now afraid of getting wrinkly and poofy whistling championships... another squidoo lesson learnt ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its the Balm! It took me a while to get that play on words but I liked it immediately and what creativity and lip service you have here!

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      My lips are always dry because I have to breathe through my mouth so much of time. I use up Chapsticks like you wouldn't believe. Well, I do misplace a lot of them too. :-)


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      Torrs13 5 years ago

      I can't go anywhere without lip balm. I like having moisturized lips!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! I also carry my balm everywhere I go :)

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      RosaMorelli 5 years ago

      Love the singing cats picture, brought a smile to my face :)

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      Mr-Panda LM 5 years ago

      Interesting lens! Thanks for the awesome info =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lips do require crack. Hate cracked lips whenever I see one, I have the feeling to apply a lip balm or educate the person.

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      Cute lens. I had a job at a restaurant when I was young. The boss required us to smile at all times. I used to practice smiling on my drive to work. It was amazing to me how hard it was to keep a smile on my face for 8 hours a day. It was the best experience I ever had. To this day, my smile muscles are in great shape. It's good for making new friends too!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      Me too. I always carry lip balm with me.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Gimme more lip balm! Gotta have it!!! Blessed!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You made me conscious about my lips now. Enjoyed reading this.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      I need some lip balm

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      This page just made me glaringly aware of how much I bite and chew on my lips. It's been a lifelong habit that's been tough to break. But you have given me additional inspiration (as you always do!) BTW, loved the whistling competition video!

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      irminia 5 years ago

      @Rangoon House: I agree, a smile does shape the voice, it can be heard.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      You must be a lovely person - always smiling and sharing your kindness. "They" also say that people can hear your smile over the telephone - I think it's true. Blessings.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lip balm is a must have in every woman's purse.

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Lip balms are one of my favorite products.

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      JuserTM 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading your lens, great job! Thumbs up!

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      JuserTM 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading your lens, great job! Thumbs up!

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Nice lens, thanks!

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Oh yeah, plus I get to build points

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Love your lenses so far. I'm trying to get you to visit one of mine and like it. I'm such a newbie at this that I go to other people's lenses to see how they did it, and then I'll try to emulate them. Is this a good idea, or a bad one? Keep smiling and loving the Lord, I think you're great!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      I wish I know how to whistle. Thanks for the reminder to smile. I enjoy your lens!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I have to use lip balm constantly - I think it's because it's so dry here in Colorado. What a fun lens!

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      An interesting lens theme. Our lips tell a story about us for sure. Cool idea to add lips and face coloring pages!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I need to keep my lips moistened feeling too. I like the Whistle Lips.

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      This is a nice lens, really interesting.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      how can you whistle and at the same time, brush your teeth? take off your dentures and whistle. just joking! i use lip balm during winter only. blessings!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I keep tubes of lip balm everywhere. It's great stuff!

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, great job! Squidlike

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      This lens makes me smile. Thanks for sharing such a fun and happy lens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This was really different. Fun!!!!! Blessed.

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, well done! Thumbs up

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      Zebedee32 5 years ago

      being a man I don't think my lips say that much about me, but nice lens though

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Quite interesting - thanks so much for sharing! :)