a realistic dose of cynicism


Let my mouth do the listening.

I wanted to share with you how God’s been speaking to me lately.

He’s been telling me to stop speaking.

First it was Joshua Harris’ Boy Meets Girl, in a section slyly titled “What To Do With Your Lips”:

Principle #2: Your ears are your most important communication tools.
Often, the best thing we can do with our lips is to keep them sealed.
God gave people two ears and one mouth because he wants us to listen twice as much as we talk.

And then I discovered this new female electropop artist, Lights. Lights is really, really good. Imagine Owl City… as a woman. Even Owl City likes Lights. Lights has a new album coming out October 6 entitled The Listening. The title track on the CD goes like this:

can I let the trees do the talking?
can I let the ground do the walking
can I let the sky fill what’s missing
can I let my mouth do the listening?

And then today, September 17, I was reading the proverb-of-the-day and I read this:

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28

Listen twice as much as I speak. I’m gonna have to cut this short.

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