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Psalm 139:4

September 3, 2014

My first year in college was at a local junior college and of course one of my first classes was Psychology. I was nervous my first day and the tension continued to build as we all sat waiting for the professor to arrive. It was deathly silent and I watched the clock in front of the room a little disappointed that the professor was already 5 minutes late.

Then one brave student spoke up, commenting that because the teacher was only an associate professor we could leave after waiting for only 15 minutes. This sounded good to me. It seemed that this broke the tension and a conversation took off from there. Another student asked it anyone knew anything about the teacher and there were numerous answers. He was a hard grader, another commented that he was strict, one girl said that she heard he gave an overabundance of homework. There were numerous comments after that and most were not very complimentary. There were a lot of jokes at the teacher’s expense.

Finally, the student at the beginning who seemed to know the rules, stood up and said, “Well, it has been 15 minutes but I’m not going to leave. In fact, I think I will stay and begin today’s class.”


Psalm 139:4; Hebrews 4:13

Sickness goes into the mouth, disaster comes out

November 11, 2009

Sickness goes into the mouth, disaster comes out.

Chinese proverb on the result of careless words.


A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

Nursery rhyme