An End of Speaking

I love words.  With words we tell stories.  We sing songs.  And they can do so much more than convey information.  They are mysterious in how they go out far beyond the ears of those who hear them.  I love turning a phrase, the long pause searching for the right word, and even the most groan inducing pun.  

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Making it Worse
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Making it Worse

When I was in college I tore my ACL.  I was being unwise and paid for it dearly.  Being young and invincible, I ignored the injury. 

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Throat Doctor
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Throat Doctor

On Thursday I am going in for a throat scope.  They are going to drop some kind of camera down my throat and see what they can see. 

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Covid Stress
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Covid Stress

When you first move to a new area there is the Honeymoon Period.  This is when everything is new and wonderful.  The differences between cultures are cute.  They make easy conversation with the family back home.  

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Kindess
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Kindess

I went to Wal-mart yesterday.  I had a list in my hand from school telling me what the kids needed for the year.  Folder, glue, erasable pens(?).  We hunted around, marking off each item as we found it.  It was going to be an uneventful, boring day of shopping.  But it didn’t go down that way. 

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The Weight of Stress

Where do you put your stress? One place I put my stress is in my shoulders. They get all tight and begin to ache as the days go on. I have friends that put their stress in their head. They get these terrible migraines that knock them down for a few days. I even have even seen people’s hair fall out due to stress. Straight up.

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Perspective
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Perspective

Discouragement came for me this weekend.  After checking and double checking all our tech we still lost the live feed right in the middle of the sermon.  The internet went down and we had to reset.  It happens, but this is two weeks in a row of dropping the ball on the tech front, and I left Oak Street with my head low.  I felt like a failure.  And the texts and calls I received to poke fun all increased this feeling. 

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