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JARGONAUTICS- Words mean more than you think.. »

“A-Flat Minor: The result of a piano falling down a mine shaft…” First you have to ask the question, “What was a piano doing in a mine shaft?  How did it get there, and how did it get poised over the shaft?”  Doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it? Most of the workers attorney uses […]

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“First pride, then the crash– the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.”  Proverbs 16:18 (MSG) It has been said of lawyers that “a man who represents himself in a court of law has a fool for a client.”  The same could be said for the minister who charges out into the front lines of […]

“Listen to Me or I Will Beat You”- The Boxer »

All lies and jest, still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. – Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer How are you at taking criticism?  Hearing with an open mind those political opinions differing from your own? Is there a reactionary filter that flies up to protect your mind or values […]

Whatever You Ask Not Be Repeated, Will Be Repeated… Trust Me!!! »

    “When are the British coming?  I won’t tell… I promise!”    Paul Revere As a minister or Christian vocational worker, in some people’s eyes you automatically become trustworthy, and able to be trusted to keep even the deepest darkest secrets.  As a result, you’ll find that people will dump on you a verbal truckload […]

It’s OK to NOT Have an Opinion »

“If I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you…”    My big brother You slowly shuffle onto an elevator during one of your hospital visitation days, edging your way through the crowd towards an open back wall spot.  As you survey the mix of people in car as it ascends, you notice a girl […]

Can You Hear THEM Now??? »

“God gave you two ears and one mouth… and He had a reason for that.”     My Mom   I must confess… I don’t listen very well sometimes.  I tell you that for several reasons.  You need to know that learning to be good listener is a process, and one that all of us can continue […]

Learn To Keep Your Mouth Shut »

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.”  James 1:19 How many problems could be avoided or easily dealt with if we simply followed this sage advice- “If you’re wondering whether or not you should keep your mouth […]