Convicted

In cell group last night, I was convicted.

I've been reading the Book of Proverbs and it was a nice surprise to find the church recently doing a series on it. Well, last night, as S. gave an example revolving around her husband and herself, I found myself identifying with it.

The one who knows much says little;
an understanding person remains calm.
Proverbs 17:27 

Therefore, I will make some changes with regards to this blog. I'm scraping the weekly postings. It's an unrealistic target and was the reason why I stopped posting in the middle of last year when this blog was brand new. In addition, this practice simply encourages me to shoot off the top of my head instead of prompting reflective and insightful pieces.

Words kill, words give life;
they're either poison or fruit - you choose.
Proverbs 18:21

I want my words to give life and I will be the first one to admit that these changes in no way means that the upcoming pieces will be chockfull of insights. It just means that I will take time to contemplate, chew on, and concisely present my thoughts in the future.

Careful words make for a careful life;
Careless talk may ruin everything.
Proverbs 13:3

Kind words heal and help;
Cutting words wound and maim.
Proverbs 15:4

Too often in this cultural war, people just stab with each other with soundbites. I will not settle for this. There have been too many casualties. I want to speak kind words and to heal and help. I've been cut too often in this conversation and I don't want to inflict the same hurt to another.

Gracious speech is like clover honey -
good taste to the soul, quick energy to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

Finally, I will endeavour to be gracious on this platform if its the last thing I do.

In conclusion, expect fewer postings from me. In exchange, you'll receive blog posts that will be of better quality. :)

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