Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

PostHeaderIcon UNTIL THE LION LEARNS HOW TO WRITE, THE STORY WILL GLORIFY THE HUNTER

By Vernalee
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“Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter” is an
African Proverb which refers to the “unknown part of the struggle between the lion and the hunter because as we know a story is never complete until one hears from both sides. The one who does not have the voice is often the loser. It is in these circumstances when one voice dominates the other that this proverb is often heard.
The world only know about the truth written by the hunters since they are in authority.
The hunter’s story may not be 100% accurate as people tend to slant their story from their point of view.”
The lion has no voice. It is no secret that people tell their side of the story to favor them.
The moral of the story lends itself to who will you believe.
Who is telling the truth when it’s one word against the other?
Do people tend to believe the more influential person?
Many do!
Stop it!
Don’t sell the lesser person short.
Prominence, power, and wealth are not synonyms for the word – truthful.
It is not always how it looks!
Looks are deceiving.
It may be wise to hear both sides, weight the facts, gather the evidence, and reach a probable conclusion.
My thoughts …
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PostHeaderIcon THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN THE TRUTH

By Vernalee
One of my followers sent me a very touching note last week. I present it to you. She said,
“Praise God for men who keep their word!” From an Instagram profile, the following quote was attached.
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The truth will set you free. Lies hold you hostage.
This is a simple statement that carries a lot of weight! How profound!
The Bible speaks about the tragedies of arrogant lips, false witnesses, deception, falsehoods, and unwholesome talk.
Proverbs 12:22 says “The Lord detests lying lips. But he delights in men who are truthful.”
Remember the first lie started in the Garden of Eden with the serpent saying to the woman, “You will not surely die.” Genesis 3:4. Being truthful is the foundation of our soul.
We should work hard to uphold our words to others!
They depend upon us to tell them the truth!
The truth is definitely an asset that we need on our personal balance sheet.
Happy Sunday.
God bless.

PostHeaderIcon SPEAK YOUR MIND

By Vernalee
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To speak your mind is to say what you think about something very directly.
Some folks put a colloquial spin to the words with the street vernacular such as “Have your say; let your voice be heard; make it plain, or sound off.”
To speak your mind is not as easy as it seems. I know firsthand. After all, I have a tendency to say what people want to hear rather than tell them the truth. Particularly this is the case for people who are relatively close to me. I cannot rationalize it, because the same folks that I cushion my comments toward don’t care what they say to me. They just blurt it out; whether distasteful or not. Maybe, I should do the same. Right? My rationale for holding back just doesn’t add up. What’s even worse is not telling them what I truthfully think! Why do I continue this irrational behavior? It’s simple. I don’t want to hurt their feelings. Go figure!
Since you’re never too old to start over, maybe, I should do what the experts say and apply these rules:
1. Don’t worry about how people might react to you speaking your mind.
2. Don’t let aggressive people intimidate you.
3. Remain calm.
4. Don’t shout.
5. Speak clearly and make yourself heard without having to yell.
6. Practice speaking your mind around your family and friends. They do
with you.
7. Believe in yourself. You can do it!
It is so amazing why we hold back the truth. The truth is such a great tool. It may hurt someone’s feelings, but it will help with the shaping of their life. However, if we don’t tell people what we should relate to them, we are being deceitful. We continue lying and they get worse. Bottom line: No one wins!
No pun intended; maybe, that is why people have told me for years that I should be a politician. I do have a way with words; of dressing up what should be plainly said. Though, I realize now that my ‘fancy dancing, stay clear from the facts’ words are not for the best! I know what must occur. I must truthfully and immediately – speak my mind!
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PostHeaderIcon “The boy who cried wolf!”

By Vernalee
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Are you familiar with Aesop’s Fable, “The boy who cried wolf?” I am a great storyteller, so let me give you a snapshot. Essentially, the boy gave so many false alarms that when danger did appear, no one believed him! Sounds familiar? You, like most, probably know a few people who fit that category. We sometimes say, They are “talking out of both sides of their mouth.” Of course, unequivocally, the boy can be a girl too! Liars are genderless. It’s amazing how lies can travel at the speed of light. They destroy what is in their path just like a hurricane. Truthfulness is a great virtue. I love the truth; don’t you? It is so easy to manage. Once you start lying, you have to manage the lies and remember who you said what to? That’s too much work! Truth be told, it is mentally exhausting just thinking about it! They say that the truth will set you free! That consequence is better than being attacked because the person who shouted the alarm had convincingly lied so many times before. Melodramatically speaking, the consequences of truth vis a vis lies may do more than set you free, it may save your life!
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PostHeaderIcon Race matters! Ask the NAACP and Rachael Dolezal!

By Vernalee
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Current photograph of Rachael Dolezal.
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Rachael Dolezal as a teenager.

The NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization which was established to handle race issues is dealing with one of its own. Rachael Dolezal, president of their Spokane chapter, claims she is Black yet her birth parents, both White, assert otherwise. Although I have meet White people who integrate Black cultural elements into their lifestyle, Rachael Dolezal has gone beyond the dreadlocks and tanned skin. In 1969, singer / songwriter Curtis Mayfield penned a socially conscious song, “If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose my brothers.” Dolezal has chosen to be Black. Understand this! Throughout the years, some White people have been civil rights advocates and have fought for racial injustices alongside Blacks. Thus, if her story is not true, the real issue rests more with the fact that she lied, falsified forms, and deceived the public, her constituency, and the NAACP. In my “Vernalized” opinion, these violations call into question her integrity and her leadership ability. Justifiably if her racial identity is White, she should be removed from her position as Spokane’s – NAACP chapter president not because she is White, but because she lied.
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PostHeaderIcon There is nothing better than the truth!

By Vernalee
One of my followers sent me a very touching note last week. I present it to you. She said,
“Praise God for men keeping their word!” From an Instagram profile, the following quote was attached.
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This is a simple statement that carries a lot of weight! How profound! The Bible speaks about the tragedies of arrogant lips, false witnesses, deception, falsehoods, and unwholesome talk. Proverbs 12:22 says “The Lord detests lying lips. But he delights in men who are truthful.” Remember the first lie started in the Garden of Eden with the serpent saying to the woman, “You will not surely die.” Genesis 3:4. Being truthful is the foundation of our soul. We should work hard to uphold our words to others! They depend upon us to tell them the truth! Happy Sunday!

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