May. 7, 2019

Speech

 
 
In some respects the day has been rather a "sticky wicket".
 
Now there's an expression we don't hear this side of the pond too much. It might be nice to find and use some different "colorful metaphors" as a "facelift for languishing language."
 
Maybe some new verbs can give us some new vibes, turning languishing into flourishing - both of language and of life. There's power in the words we speak...
 
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit."
 
Proverbs 10:19-21 (ESV)
"When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense."
 
And there are times when it might be wisest to remember that, "You have the right to remain silent."
 
Hint: God gave us two eyes, two ears, and one mouth.
 
Kirk and Spock on "colorful metaphors" - a humorous ending note.