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PostHeaderIcon A STILL TONGUE MAKES A WISE HEAD

By Vernalee

...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh . --Matthew 12:34 KJV Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.   --Proverbs 21:23 KJV

…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh .
–Matthew 12:34 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
–Proverbs 21:23 KJV


“A still tongue makes a wise head” refers to a person who only speak when it has been determined that it is appropriate to do so.
They are not chatter boxes and are wise enough to not just say whatever comes to mind.
It validates the theory that if one is cautious with their speech, and listens instead, he/she exercises control which in turn reflects their display of solid experience, keen knowledge, and good judgement.
A still tongue serves to protect and guard against unnecessary queries. Besides … Who asked for your opinion?
Who asked you to stick your nose into their business?
If they wanted your viewpoints, they would have asked. Right?
You see here lies the problem. If people mind their own business, the world would be a better place; less confusion for sure.
Allow me to “Vernalize” this thought.
Walk with me.
Once again, I say – Stay in your own lane and out of other folks’ business! Guard your thoughts; guard your tongue.
Be selective about what words come out of your mouth.
Besides, who has the time or energies to host someone else’s mess!
Proverbs 17:28 provides wise advice:
“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
It will behoove us to do just that!
Shhh!
Did I hear, “The cat got your tongue.”
For some, the perpetual chatter boxes and nosey roseys – that’s a good thing!
Silence can be golden!
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PostHeaderIcon A STILL TONGUE MAKES A WISE HEAD

By Vernalee

...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh . --Matthew 12:34 KJV Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.   --Proverbs 21:23 KJV

…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh .
–Matthew 12:34 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
–Proverbs 21:23 KJV


“A still tongue makes a wise head” refers to a person who only speak when it has been determined that it is appropriate to do so.
They are not chatter boxes and are wise enough to not just say whatever comes to mind.
It validates the theory that if one is cautious with their speech, and listens instead, he/she exercises control which in turn reflects their display of solid experience, keen knowledge, and good judgement.
A still tongue serves to protect and guard against unnecessary queries. Besides … Who asked for your opinion?
Who asked you to stick your nose into their business?
If they wanted your viewpoints, they would have asked. Right?
You see here lies the problem. If people mind their own business, the world would be a better place; less confusion for sure.
Allow me to “Vernalize” this thought.
Walk with me.
Once again, I say – Stay in your own lane and out of other folks’ business! Guard your thoughts; guard your tongue.
Be selective about what words come out of your mouth.
Besides, who has the time or energies to host someone else’s mess!
Proverbs 17:28 provides wise advice:
“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
It will behoove us to do just that!
Shhh!
Did I hear, “The cat got your tongue.”
For some, the perpetual chatter boxes and nosey roseys – that’s a good thing!
Silence can be golden!
Photo credit: www.pininterest.com

PostHeaderIcon IS FAT MEAT GREASY?

By Vernalee
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I know that you have undoubtedly heard the quote – “You don’t believe that fat meat ain’t greasy.” It is a generational expression that coincides with “a hard head makes a soft behind!” Parents usually echoed those words when children are being mischievous. Kids always like to test the waters because they think that they know everything. As a teenager, I thought that I knew more than my parents only to find out in my adult years that my children assessed their intelligence to be far greater than mine! Go figure! I guess the “Apple does not fall far from the tree.” It usually takes a tolling of years and experiences to completely understand that fat meat is really greasy; literally and figuratively.
Each year, we get wiser and wiser. It took time for us to learn simple things the hard way! “Learnt sense versus bought sense” had not registered yet; the pan drippings and the grease had clogged our cognitive thinking. We now know that what we took years to find was already in our old fashioned elders’ back pockets had we taken the time to stop, listen, and take their advice! Thank goodness – “you’re never too old to learn!” Whew! Stop testing the waters when you can visually and vividly see and feel that slimy grease extracted from the meat.
I finally got the point so I am passing it down! Listen up! Fat meat is greasy so you definitely don’t want to “jump out of the greasy frying pan into the fire!”
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PostHeaderIcon “Fat meat ain’t greasy!”

By Vernalee
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I know that you have undoubtedly heard the quote – “You don’t believe that fat meat ain’t greasy.” It is a generational expression that coincides with “a hard head makes a soft behind!” Parents usually echoed those words when children are being mischievous. Kids always like to test the waters because they think that they know everything. As a teenager, I thought that I knew more than my parents only to find out in my adult years that my children assessed their intelligence to be far greater than mine! Go figure! I guess the “Apple does not fall far from the tree.” It usually takes a tolling of years and experiences to completely understand that fat meat is really greasy; literally and figuratively. Each year, we get wiser and wiser. It took time for us to learn simple things the hard way! “Learnt sense versus bought sense” had not registered yet; the pan drippings and the grease had clogged our cognitive thinking. We now know that what we took years to find was already in our old fashioned elders back pockets had we taken the time to stop, listen, and take their advice! Thank goodness – “you’re never too old to learn!” Whew! I finally got the point so I am passing it down! Listen up! Fat meat is greasy so you definitely don’t want to “jump out of the greasy frying pan into the fire!”
Photo credit: www.blog.olilolo.com

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