Wednesday, June 22, 2011

3rd Day

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
(Hebrew Bible in English)

The psalm is about confession of sins.
The proverb is my daily trial. To think and think again before speaking.
My Dad used to say, "He who can control his tongue, is more worth than a man who conquers a whole city."
He was only too familiar with my way of "fast" talking.

My Dad watching over me after " my bones wore away"and I first broke my right arm and then my right leg due to osteoporosis . How cared for and safe he always made me feel, and how well he controlled his tongue even to the bitter end.


Amrita said...

Dear Felisol, only 2 more days to go.

I must confess I have a problem in keepinbg my tongue in check, specially when I am irritated by a minor thing. I don 't know know why, I am quite controlled when something big happens to hurt me etc. but the small things make me blurt out..

The photo of your Dad watching over you is so precious said...

oh that tongue... no wonder God talks about it so often in the Bible. I also struggle with it, but I am learning. :)

The picture of your your dad speaks volumes, and I know how dear he was to you.


Terry said...

dear golden is so much like your our growing up days, we never heard her criticize or judge others...the times that i ever even attempted to gossip about others, mom golden would nip it in the bud!
so many times i have said something very hurtful to people and although they and god have forgiven me, it is a wound, not a scar that has never gone away!
ha!!mom golden bought at a second hand store a plaque for dad says, "he who knows the least knows it the loudest!" of course she was just fooling him.
and bernie bought for me once at another second hand store a plaque that said, an old indian proverb, "never judge a man before you have walked a mile in his moccasins!"
isn't it something felisol, that even though our bones groan sometimes, the lord feels it and intercedes for us Romans 8:26
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

Jada's Gigi said...

Sister! you and I must truly BE sisters for I am very quick to speak as well. The Lord has taught me much about thinking before I speak but still I am not very good at it. One reason I love written communication...I can EDIT! :)

Felisol said...

My problem is that I even blog before I think.
I sometimes have to correct my blog post several times.
Likewise when I'm commenting on the other blogger's posts.
I write, publish and then sometimes I read through what I have written, -- blushingly.
My teacher husband and ditto brother are horrified.

Haddock said...

That is a lovely and meaningful picture.