Avid Gossip

“Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.” – 1 Timothy 5:13In 1861, soon after Lincoln’s inauguration, a large Republican...

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Verbal Cyanide

Psalm 39:1-2 - I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence." But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. (NIV)I was stirring a lemon pie...

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Connected by Words

Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." NLTThe internet is an amazing tool of communication. The World Wide Web was an unfathomable concept last century, yet today the internet's...

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Let Your Words Be Few

A woman went into the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband was properly written (she had always been known for her accuracy to details, second only to her famous sense of thrift). Only his beloved pickup truck remained to...

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Sticks and Stones

The Robins proclaim both their own and springs arrival through song, ending the winter's silence with their robust and distinctive singing; a cheery rolling trill. It was a Robin's loud, persistent, and forceful chirp that caught my ear this morning and got me...

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Impalement

Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." NIVMy wire haired dachshund, Hoss, just didn't seem himself after our daily hike through the bush. He seemed to be favouring his right shoulder and was moving a little more...

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I Know How You Feel

John 11:21 – Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died." (NLT) Tragedy had struck. What could I say?As a minister, I've watched people endure their share of tragedy. A husband whose wife decided to drive drunk, leading to...

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