It Boasts of Great Things

I wonder what my brother is writing about this morning, over there across the river.  The man with the big yellow pompadour, the pontiff, the woman in a yellow pantsuit barking like a dog, or some other image promoted as news?  Here it is almost 6:00 a.m. and I’ve wasted a perfectly good writing hour…not writing.

I’ve been reading other people’s blogs, searching.  There are never any answers and sometimes I wonder if all this urgent information is a grand design to distract me from the more important things.  Apparently, the important thing right now is throwing up some blog content.

When I typed the title of today’s blog, “It Boasts of Great Things,” I was thinking of a passage in the Bible from the New Testament book of James.

“If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.  Look at the ships also; though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.  So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.”
(James 3:3-5, English Standard Version)

I did get a little kick out of listening to the man with the big yellow pompadour talking about himself in the third person yesterday in response to the papal judgement.  Handy and I talked about it over dinner.  My casserole was bland in spite of its good beginnings, but our laughter about the yellow pompadour man made it better.

I should take my own advice and avoid the forest fire which is too much talking (and writing).

The Old Bridge

If you click on the random image above, you can read my Sun Journal blog about Valentine’s, country music, and red hot dogs.

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2 Responses to It Boasts of Great Things

  1. Jim says:

    I didn’t write about anything very substantial. I also decided to steer clear of “the man with the big yellow pompadour,” or the other cast of clowns.

    Read your S-J blog about twangin’ country and red hot dogs. Nice!

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