TO BELITTLE IS TO BE LITTLE

When this thought came to my mind years ago, I was considering some thoughts on the tongue.  Naturally, (something I have shared previously) my mother’s comments came back: “Empty kettles make a lot of noise!” The “Wise Man”, Solomon wrote some “masterful” advice in Proverbs 6.  “There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes,Continue reading “TO BELITTLE IS TO BE LITTLE”

WHEN A PERSON SPEAKS; WHEN GOD SPEAKS

The other evening I was stretched out on my bed reading The Book of Numbers.   One begins reading, and immediately encounters that statement:  “Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come outContinue reading “WHEN A PERSON SPEAKS; WHEN GOD SPEAKS”

IDEAL CONVERSATION

Some people are so easy to engage in conversation; you leave saying to yourself: “You know, that was a real good time of conversing.  I wish every conversation left me feeling as comfortable or informed as that one.”  And others…  “Surely wasted time on that one!” How I wish I had been in a positionContinue reading “IDEAL CONVERSATION”

SOUND IN SPEECH

Have you ever wished that you had bitten your tongue? In fact sometimes I have bitten mine as a reminder of what I had said indiscriminately. You can be sure I did not do it too hard; I wanted a reminder, not an emergency room treatment. I know that the portion of Scripture to whichContinue reading “SOUND IN SPEECH”

WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?

“Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.” Colossians 1:4 Bermuda, it was where I was born and spent the first twenty years of my life. We always said: “Tell a story in Somerset and by the time you arrive in St. George, 19 miles down theContinue reading “WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?”

MURMUR

“Do all things without complaining and disputing.” Philippians 2:14 Another of those “coincidences”, my friend would say! Isn’t it exciting when you are searching for just the right word or object and suddenly it appears from the most unlikely conversation or location! In your heart you know that it could only have occurred through the ministering workContinue reading “MURMUR”

REACTION OR RESPONSE?

As you go through life there is a constant battle between flesh and spirit. Inasmuch as we are born into sin with a character balance favorable to the flesh, beginning with our earliest days we do not have to be taught to sin. “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands,Continue reading “REACTION OR RESPONSE?”

PREFERENCE OR PREJUDICE

Do you sometimes find yourself searching for a word that is most appropriate for the occasion? Recently I was doing exactly what I am talking about with the two words mentioned above… Preference and Prejudice. With everyone in the public arena exploiting situations, it is apparent that sometimes their selection of vocabulary is not alwaysContinue reading “PREFERENCE OR PREJUDICE”