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”


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”


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”


“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?”


“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”


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?”


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”


“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6 Of major conversation in Arizona is the heat. Naturally, that usually drifts into the discussion of how to compensate for the losses through perspiration of salt. We are quick to talk about water and the amount weContinue reading “SAVORLESS SALT”