Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Play On Words

"For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."  Phil. 4:11

I saw this in Streams in The Desert and thought it note worthy!

Your time is far too brief
For cruel act or words that sting,
For worthless grief
At Fortune's slight.
Let your heart sing!
"Twill soon be night.

Your days are far too few
For faulty wish, or deed, that bring,
No happiness to you.
Keep your shield bright,
With Honour ring!
"Twill soon be night.  ~ Susan Holton


"When the other fellow acts that way, he is ugly; when you do,
it is nerves.
"When the other fellow is set in his ways, he is obstinate;
when you are it is just firmness."
"When the other fellow does not like your friend, he is prejudiced;
when you do not like his, you simply are showing that you are a good judge of human nature." 
"When the other fellow takes time to do thing, he is dead slow,
when you do, you are deliberate."
"When the other fellow spends a lot, he is a spendthrift.
when you do, you are generous."
"When the other fellow picks flaws in things, he is cranky;
when you do, you are discriminating."
"When the other fellow is mild in his manners, he is weak;
when you do, you are being gracious."
"When the other fellow gets destructive, he is tough;
when you do, you are forceful.
       The Kings Highway

 Isn't it strange how we can use words to suit ourselves?   Frankly, we need to be harder on ourselves and less judgmental of others.
Sometimes we speak before we think.  We need to weigh our words and see if they will be pleasing to our Savior.  We need to ask ourselves, "What would Jesus say or do?"  

Let us ponder, believe, and gladly follow, in His steps.  


Barbara said...

Good post, this is so true, when we do something we always have a good excuse, the poor other guy is just off the wall, hugs my friend, hope your weekend is a really good one, missing you at BB too, love you much, hey you staying warm, is it really cold there too?
Hugs and blessings, Barbara

Elizabeth said...

great post!

Samantha said...

Thank you for sharing this post,
just stopping by to say HI !
Blessings to you my sweet friend !

Jasmine said...

Good post, and so true. Thank you for sharing.

I appreciate you passing by Far Above Rubies. I always enjoy meeting new ladies. Thank you for your comment.

God bless you,


Child of God said...

So true! Remove the plank from your own eye before you try and remove the speck from your brother's eye.


sarah said...

Aliene....this is awesome. Someone gave me Streams in the Desert and I'm loving it.