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On March 18 - A Digest

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I have always been a big fan of Reader's Digest as they recycled articles.

Here is my digest for some things I posted on this day through the last 15 years.

I think they may still be of some value - at least to me.


As our island of knowledge grows,
so does the shore of our ignorance.
— John Wheeler


I set urgent goals, make urgent plans, play urgent roles,
Pray urgent prayers, seek urgent interventions for my urgent cares.
God quietly, silently, patiently hears my cries, my fears, my sobbing tears.
God speaks and cage-rattles as silently and patiently to my rage- battles.
And urgency gives way to intentionality ....
And rush to order ...
And I step into a different time-line where all that was slow
Is fast
And all that was fast
Is slow
And everything
Is right on time.
"Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!"
(Psalm 143:1 ESV)
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I have a habit, sometimes, of engaging speech before thought.
Writing slows me down a bit and requires me to think.
But it is not fool-proof, fools and foolishness being so resourceful.

I need reminders.

Here is one:

"Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!"
(Psalm 141:3-4 ESV)