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Stupefied… The word sounds so oddly close to “stupid.  I am starting to realize humanity equates silence with stupidity. It’s probably why we say silly things like “cat got your tongue?” and find it hard to get through 5-minute speeches in a high school communications class without saying “uhm” or “like.” We make “small talk” with people we barely know on the daily, yell “taxi!” at cabs roaring past with their windows rolled up, and continue to make up words when we run out of ones from Merriam-Webster to fill the air. 89 more words

Guard Your Lips (April 13)

April 13
Guard Your Lips

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 53:1-6 | Josh 7:16-9:2 | Luke 16:1-18 | Proverbs 13: 2 -3

Today’s Scripture Focus: Proverbs 13:2-3… 191 more words

Hear Him!

Today, while reading how Jesus was transfigured on the mount (Luke 9:28-36), I was reminded to quiet my mind and focus on Jesus, not on my own plans or ideas. 159 more words


Plans, Purposes, and Points

Often times when one is reading a familiar story it’s easy to skim over it and not only not recall what was just read, but miss the point contained in the story. 188 more words


Curing the Pathological Talker

One of our kids rambles. If there is a moment of silence then he must break it. He is almost six. The ramblings are very similar to this: 219 more words


The challenge of doing nothing...

Recently I have noticed how much of a challenge it is for me to sit and do nothing. I tell myself ‘I have a few days off from work so I should try and relax for some of it even if I just sit for 30 minutes with my thoughts and a cup of tea’ When I try to do this my thoughts start jumping from one thing to another saying things such as ‘ooo I could tidy or clean the flat’ or ‘I could search for something on-line’ or ‘I could play the keyboard for a while or weed the garden’ and I often hear myself saying ‘what can I DO’? 208 more words


The art of assembly



The Art of Assembly


There are many forms of assembly; meals, entertainment, events, school, Church and office. Assembly varies depending on custom, culture and the reason for assembling in the first place. 373 more words

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