It gets harder to learn new languages or memorize poetry; we forget more old words than we learn new ones. And we're apt to misunderstand what young people are trying to say.
We register the words and tones but we can't imagine our way into their meanings. All we can do is project, coloring their words with our associations. That response is automatic, almost neuronal.
It doesn't help if we know better. We hear young people use the rising intonation called uptalk and we invest it with the uncertainty that that intonation signals in our speech. Montgomery has emerged as a national destination of reckoning with the racial injustices that continue to plague our nation. My ignorance before visiting this part of the country still takes my breath away.
Spending time at these places changed my life, and I will never walk through this world the same way again. Racism is deeply embedded into every inch of the fascia and sinew of our fractured country.
It continues to ignite pain and oppression in all corners of the U. It is a place where truth and history are being openly and unapologetically told and honored.
It is because of this journey I can now see even more clearly how to move forward in my own life and in my community.
Scripture tells us that silence can help us avoid sinning Proverbs , gain respect Proverbs , and is deemed wise and intelligent Proverbs In other words, you may be blessed by holding your tongue. Ultimately, refraining from speaking in certain situations means we are practicing self-control. Maintaining our composure can be challenging!
We are to seek wisdom in controlling our tongue, for when we control it, we are ultimately walking by the Spirit. And we know that self-control, a fruit of the Spirit Galatians , is a discipline that is blessed.
When we take a cowardly, quiet backseat to injustice, we are doing more harm than good in our silence. Additionally, if fear is keeping us from sharing the gospel with others, this too is an example of our silence being more detrimental than helpful. Sharing the gospel displays that we are not ashamed of the cross.
So how are we to speak? Contact your town or city for more information. Ellie also needs your help with something else.
A dear puppy friend of hers, Boomer, was hit and killed by a dark colored Hyundai Accent a few weeks ago and it is still breaking her heart. The driver never even stopped to see if Boomer was OK. They hit him so hard and there is damage to the car as pieces were left on Pond Road across from the home where it happened.
Boomer's family is very sad as he was left in the street and died a short time later. Please let Derry police know if you have any information on what happened to Boomer, or email Boomer's Grandma Bonnie at Bunny aol.
Edit Close. Toggle navigation Menu. Close 1 of 2. Job So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.
Psalm I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. Isaiah But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not. Almost three years ago, I wrote an editorial defending those who had joined the Trump administration out of motives of patriotism—individuals who had good reason to believe that their presence in the administration could do some good for the country:.
Donald Trump is an embarrassment. It would be better for the country if he were president for at most one term. It would be desirable that his manner of governing go down in history as an aberration; that his form of conservatism be judged a detour from the broad path of a mostly praiseworthy movement; and that his type of Republicanism be seen as a cul-de-sac from which the GOP finds an honorable exit.
But he is our president and presumably will be our president for the next three and a half years. Many individuals we admire have joined his administration, or have stayed on since his taking over the reins of the executive.In Mama B- A Time to Speak, author Michelle Stimpson gives us a character we can all relate to. Mama B is a faithful member of her church, who won't hesitate to give you an opinion, advice, or some tough love, whether you want it or not. She does it in such a loving way, that many can't get angry with her. /5.