hush your mouth

*Disclaimer: I’m writing this to myself. It is my hope that I can change from these experiences and reflections. If others benefit as well, that would be wonderful. But since the beginning of this blog, my main purpose in writing is to keep myself accountable by reviewing what I journal on this site. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. The Bible is the holy Word of God and speaks for itself. If you feel conviction from any verses shared on this blog, as I do, I can’t take any credit for that. :)* Sticks and stones may break … Continue reading hush your mouth


Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18 ESV) I saw this last week. Grown men and women. With straight faces, condescendingly lying. It’s disgusting. And acerbic. Even if these people were speaking truth, I would walk away. When does one go from being confident in knowledge to just being annoyingly proud? Is it better to just not say anything? What about those who know the truth? Should they speak up, or would that be considered pride to do so? Continue reading TIMBER!

Resolution No. 31

31. Resolved, Never to say any thing at all against any body, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of christian honour, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the lowest humility, and sense of my own faults and failings, and agreeable to the golden rule; often, when I have said any thing against any one, to bring it to, and try it strictly by, the test of this Resolution. Continue reading Resolution No. 31


Coffee + folk and blues. If I closed my eyes, I could find myself in a different place…far away. It was that good. One word: transported. I find myself being drawn away to another land. Plans are in the making. Past dreams are becoming very possible realities. In the same way that music and good coffee send a message, words, written and verbal, powerfully force my mind to consider and respond. The tongue is a powerful tool. A small muscle – but a large ego. The source of its power – the heart. I don’t know about you, but my … Continue reading transported.

“Time-bound” rules (any social gentleman must abide by….), part 1

The “5 minute rule” The “20 second rule” — These two rules are very unique. The only real connection between the two is the reference to a specific unit of time. Both deal with how a gentleman must behave in a social setting. — The “5 minute rule” pertains to the approach of a handshake between two gentlemen. For the latest scoop on this rule of common courtesy, ask your local Charlie…or his representative, myself! 🙂 — The “20 second rule” implements boundaries for conversation…a.k.a. dialogue. A dialogue is defined as “a conversation between two or more persons.” (Webster) Allow … Continue reading “Time-bound” rules (any social gentleman must abide by….), part 1