Are there certain situations where you have found your mouth continually gets you in trouble?
I have tried to hide from God. It's as if I think that if I'm not expressing it then God can't see it. And, if I don't tell Him then I won't have to repent because really I'm not ready to change. Not yet.
Because if scripture doesn't shy away from the subject of sexual intimacy, neither should we. It's God's blessing of marriage, the rejoicing of two being one, the satisfying of desires, and the exhilaration of passionate love.
We want the truth, we want what's right, we want to stand up against racism and hate crimes, but let's not do it at the expense of accusing everyone and everything that may not look "right."
Don't want to be an enemy
But I have to tell the truth
Their ways are against God
They need to hear reproof
I try hard not to be that, One slip of the tongue, I become it. Thoughtlessly I spoke, About a situation, I don’t really know. It opens up doors, Speculations of the heart, Unwarranted, unnecessary. I’m a contributor, In producing animosity, That destroys peace. I repent where I’ve ruined, My example before men, By my … Continue reading Poem: My Idle Words
Learning effective communication is hardwork with an endless cycle full of listening, processing, speaking, reflecting, revising, apologizing, forgiving, and retrying so as to improve upon a most valuable skill you will never be perfect at. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless … Continue reading Communication Cycle
Not in the mood to be calm, I want to be angry with you. I don't want to pause to listen, Just lash out my frustrations. Now that I'm done, Please get away from me, I can't be around you, I'm too upset to think. But alone in my room, Thinking is what I do, … Continue reading Poem: To Feel Heard
When you learn something of great significance or have become aware of it, your sensitivity to others' ignorance can become like a magnifying glass causing insensitivity. Enlightenment must come with increased patience for the blindness of which you once bore. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able … Continue reading Enlightenment + Patience
It's hard to have conversations that carry a lot of baggage, but they must be had if you're ever going to empty the suitcases. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First … Continue reading Baggage