Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the warm, partly sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 4th day of August, 2012, another humid one on Cape, however, I am not complaining, as one of my neighbors just said only few moments ago at this early 8 a.m. hour on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age… What can I tell you? Hmmmmmm…. Please allow me to give this some thought, yes, let me give that some thought. I went to the movies last night, for the first ‘time’ in quite some ‘time’, and watched an epic film, “The Dark Knight RISES”, a timeless BATMAN movie whose greatest star was Anne Hathaway, who played the immortal flip side of mother and father God, so to speak, whose performance brought tears to my eyes for more reasons than I can mention. I highly recommend this film, as it will go down in this humble reporter’s top ten list of all time great movies. Putting that aside for the moment, for that is all we really have, if you think about it, is the PRESENT MOMENT. “Dr. Deb Roy, a researcher and cognitive scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, life to learn how humans acquire language. He and his wife rigged their home with recording devices, which they used to collect over 200,000 hours of audio and video footage. Amassing, condensing, and editing the recordings enabled them to hear baby sounds like “gaga” evolve into words like “water”. If someone wanted to conduct a research project at your home, would you participate if you knew that your every syllable would be recorded and analyzed? What would the study reveal? Proverbs 18 offers insight about some unwise speech patterns. (Fox “News”?). The writer notes that foolish people express their own opinions instead of trying to understand what others have to say (v.2). Does this characterize us? Do we sometimes (i.e. Michael Mosier) provoke fights with our words (v.7)), or speak impulsively and “answer a matter before hearing it?” (v.13). We need to become students of our speech. With God’s (whoever you may wish to think of something, a power much greater than ‘yourself’), help we can identify and transform destructive dialogue into the words of encouragement that are “good for necessary edification” and that “Impart Grace to the Hearers” (Eph. 4:29).” A direct quote from Jennifer Benson Schuldt. OUR words have the power to build up, or tear down. Have a wonderful day and rest of your weekend, for their is nothing better in ‘this life’ than to lay it down for another, I believe Albert Einstein stated that quite a few moons ago… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
August 4, 2012
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