Guard That Mouth!

Guard That Mouth!

Psalm 141:3

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
    keep watch over the door of my lips!

This is sound advice and a theme that appears numerous times in the Bible.  Prophets from the Old and New Testament speak of guarding the words the come out of your mouth.  I have written a number of posts on this subject and I thought I would touch on it again. Continue reading

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

I have written about how the book of Proverbs is one of my favorite books if not my favorite book of the Bible.

Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fool despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:7 – Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

I wrote down these two verses because they speak about something I feel strongly about, humility.

There is wisdom in the poetry of King Solomon that is unsurpassed in all works through the ages.

It doesn’t matter if you do or don’t believe in God, there is no denying the wisdom and life lessons in this book.  To pass it off as some mythical comic book hokum is foolishness and fits right into these two verses. Continue reading

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

I have written about how the book of Proverbs is one of my favorite books if not my favorite book of the Bible.

Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fool despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:7 – Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

I wrote down these two verses because they speak about something I feel strongly about, humility.

There is wisdom in the poetry of King Solomon that is unsurpassed in all works through the ages.

It doesn’t matter if you do or don’t believe in God, there is no denying the wisdom and life lessons in this book.  To pass it off as some mythical comic book hokum is foolishness and fits right into these two verses. Continue reading

Guard That Mouth!

Guard That Mouth!

Psalm 141:3

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
    keep watch over the door of my lips!

This is sound advice and a theme that appears numerous times in the Bible.  Prophets from the Old and New Testament speak of guarding the words the come out of your mouth.  I have written a number of posts on this subject and I thought I would touch on it again. Continue reading

Feed The Engine

Feed The Engine

Over the past twelve months, my writing has diminished, and I wasn’t sure why.

When I moved last year it threw all my habits into a tailspin.  I started working from home, which at first I thought would really increase the amount of time I spent writing.  But over the months my writing time became less and less.  I tried very hard to at least maintain my habit of reading my Bible every morning but even that decreased.

Working from my home no longer required me to get up two hours prior to my start time.  When I commuted to my job I had to get up, use the toilet, shower, shave, decide on my attire for the day, get dressed, eat breakfast, bring in the newspaper, and some days I had to shovel snow and scrape ice off my car.

Now if I want to start work at 7:00 AM I can lay in bed until 6:50 AM, which leaves me enough time to use the toilet and get a cup of coffee and voila, I’m at work. Continue reading

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

Humble Yourself, Listen and Learn

I have written about how the book of Proverbs is one of my favorite books if not my favorite book of the Bible.

Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fool despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:7 – Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

I wrote down these two verses because they speak about something I feel strongly about, humility.

There is wisdom in the poetry of King Solomon that is unsurpassed in all works through the ages.

It doesn’t matter if you do or don’t believe in God, there is no denying the wisdom and life lessons in this book.  To pass it off as some mythical comic book hokum is foolishness and fits right into these two verses. Continue reading

Don’t Confuse B S with Business

Don’t Confuse B S with Business

I’m over the whole getting ditched by a band, and not a good band at that. I am confident in what I do and my abilities.  I know what is right for me.  I am confident that the right band or opportunity will come along and when it does I’ll know it. I don’t know when or where but I know it will present itself.

But now to the subject at hand for today.

Last week everyone in the office who has a company cell phone issued to them received upgrades from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. (I know it’s up to 6 but I jotted down these thoughts a couple of months ago and besides it’s not what’s important here.)

I have had a company cell phone for years.  I went from the old flip phones, to various versions of a Blackberry to an iPhone.

I thought I was going to get my upgrade but was told you used a total of 8 voice minutes last month so you can stay at 4.  I don’t really care because now that I am no longer in management I really only use my iPhone for texting my kids and looking up stuff on the internet when I don’t have my computer.  The primary use right now is it’s my MP3 player.  It’s maxed out with music.

So here they are handing out and setting up these new iPhones around the office and I am watching as the company bullshitter (every office has one but I’d put ours up against any in the world, honest) gets her’s upgraded.  As they are giving her the new iPhone this thought crossed my mind.

Don’t confuse bullshit with business. Continue reading