Saturday, February 26, 2005

Well now...

Well now, the last two entries have provoked great comments and food for thought!  Possibly some of the best give-and-take I've had here so far.

First, I want everyone to know that Toonguy and I are still friends, at least as far as I know.  After reading the comments and re-reading my entry, I agree that yes, there WAS an element of gossip there. 

I also began to think about the very few people in my town who have a link to this journal (possibly 4 or 5), and realized that it's vaguely possible that entry could have gotten back to the people I referred to, and their families.  And the father mentioned in one of the stories has been nothing but good to us.  Why would I want to slander him or his family on the Internet?

One thing that made me see the true intent of Toonguy (and my own intentions) was a Proverb that was part of my daily Bible reading Thursday.  This is a good example of why Christians need to be reading their Bibles.

Proverbs 10:17  "He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray."

Is it coincidence that this verse came to my mind not five minutes after reading Russ's comment?  Before I could get all defensive and angry?

Nope, like it or not, God used Russ to remind me to "not merely listen to the Word and so deceive myself, but to listen to what it says."  James 1:22

And that, my friends, is your sermon for the day... and mine too.

I had wonderful waffles this morning, along with sausage from the hogs we butchered last Saturday.  What a way to start the weekend.  The sun is shining, the highs are to be in the fifties, and I'm going to enjoy this day to the fullest.

9 comments:

starstarj said...

Mosie Hope you get a ride in on the horses!  It is going to be a beautiful day.  I am going to the flea market today but wish instead I had a horse to be riding :)

simwarford said...

(I apologize for not commenting more often!)
I have two favorite quotes regarding gossip; the first, from Sarah Kendrick, the main character in Lonnie Coleman's "Beulah Land:"
"Always listen to gossip. Just never repeat it."
The second is from Minnie Pearl and the HeeHaw girls: "You'll never hear one of us repeating gossip. So you'd better be sure and listen close the first time."
I always listen; and the only person I tell, and it has to be particularly juicy gossip, is Doug, who only remembers about half what I say anyway. So it never leaves our dining-room. And I never repeat it!

heyuno said...

Dang.....I must of missed something good.  Thats what I get for not reading it daily.

ryanagi said...

It's posts like this one that tell me what a good heart you have. :-) And I'll bet it's very satisfying eating food that you have tended and produced yourself. I know how proud my MIL is of her vegetable garden.

sanforized6 said...

Right on!! rich

bnanajm said...

Mosie, no way was it a coincidence.  You know as well as I do, that He is alive and well and living in our lives.

I didn't read the original entry.  But I also know in my heart that you would NEVER intentionally hurt anybody.  That's why you are one of my best friends.

Way to go girl.

Love you,

Joanna the Bnana

:: I'm hungry - holds plate for a waffle ::

tendernoggle said...

Mosie;
For what it's worth....I don't think you intended to gossip...you were just giving examples of small town news....
You are so sweet !
Carlene

toonguykc said...

Mosie -- you will be my friend as long as you will let me.  I apologize for overreacting.  There's just something about small town "stories" that struck a nerve.  I hope your regular readers will forgive my outburst.

bookncoffee said...

This entry shows what a good person you are!!!
Sonya