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New Word for the New Year: “nonversation”

 

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“A completely worthless conversation, wherein nothing is illuminated, explained or otherwise elaborated upon. Typically occurs at parties…” (Merriam Webster.)

Although “nonversation” is new word in our Facebooked, Twitterized generation, it describes an old habit. People have been sharing worthless words, “wherein nothing is illuminated” for centuries.

Well, God’s words are anything but.¬† Maybe we should put down our phones for awhile, shut our computers (after you read this, of course ūüôā ) and listen to some of His.

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my ways.”¬† Psalm 119:105

“Heaven and earth will disappear, but My Words will remain forever.” Mark 13:31 NLT

If I spent more time conversing with Jesus,

maybe my own words would be worthier of others attention.

“…take not of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry.”¬† James 1:19

“The more the words the less the meaning, and how does that benefit anyone?”¬† Ecclesiastes 6:11

 

Stop! Drop! and Pray!

Let’s Pray: Oh, Father, there is fullness of joy in Your presence. (Ps. 16:11).¬† I want to spend more time with You.¬† I need to spend more time with you.

I want to be able to say with all my heart, “I give all myself to You”, as the song goes. (Leeland, Follow You)

I don’t have much to offer, just a couple small loaves and a few fish, but you can make me so much bigger.

I want to spend so much time conversing with You, Jesus,¬† that it shows when I’m talking with other people.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

 

Do you know Jesus personally, not just on a page?¬† Click the pic below for a quick introduction.¬† He’s longing to have a completely “worthwhile” and “illuminating” conversation with you!

 

"Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." Matthew11:28

Grrrrr-ammar Lessons: Nouns

a_noun_tile_coasterMy baby girl’s moving out today!¬† She’s an English major and bad Grammar is her pet peeve. (i.e. don’t text “wheruat?” to her.¬† I’ve learned that the hard way. :))

So, in honor of my Grammatically-correct daughter, Liz, today we¬†review the all-important¬†noun.¬† Hey! Don’t leave!¬† It gets interesting!¬† Keep your seat and watch this!:

 

A noun is “a person, place, or thing”….

Get out your notebooks, class, and write this down ~~ the person’s, places and things with which we associate, affect us.¬† (effect us?¬† Did I use the¬†right form of that there word, Liz?!)

Liz, pausing from packing to pose for me.

Liz, pausing from packing to pose for me. She still has her stage makeup on from the last showing of “Beauty and the Beast”. Off the stage one day and out into the real world the next.

 

We’re just mirrors.¬† We reflect the world around us.

Who’s in your world, Mirror?

I mean, who and what are the persons, places and things affecting you? (effecting?!)

In the virtual world there could be 1000’s of persons, places and things¬†rubbing off on¬†you.

Read¬†this effective poem on that very topic. (affecti….oh, never mind.)

“Twitter, Facebook, Movies, Wii.

Entertain!  Entertain!  Entertain me!!!

This is our life, our heart’s decree!

How sad!¬†¬†How mad!¬†¬†How lost are we…”¬†~ gloris young

Class, get out your notebooks again and copy down these persons, places and things the Bible says we should be reflecting:

persons

 

 

¬†“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.”¬† Proverbs 8:34¬†(That’s God, and he has lots to say to us if we’d listen…)

 

places

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ” Isaiah 26:3¬† (That’s the place to be, in Perfect Peace)

 

 

things

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.¬† But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”¬† Matthew 6:19-20¬†(It’s good to have some permanent things in our lives.¬† The good we do for God and others, those are things that can never be taken away from us, the things we should really treasure.)

 

THE NOUN PRAYER (click on the verse references to read in context):

“Father, you are a Person, not a place or a thing. (Isaiah 48:12)¬† You are a Person Who loves me. (John 3:16)¬† You have important things to say to me. (Proverbs 8)¬† No person, place, or thing I desire compares with You. (Proverbs 8:11) I haven’t taken enough time to listen to You.¬† Help me set down my things and come away to a quiet place to spend some time¬†with the most important Person in my life.¬† In Jesus name. Amen.”

Do you know him, class?  Click on the chalkboard to meet the Teacher: