Patio Pearl of Wisdom

Escaping to the patio from the claustrophobic apartment confinement due to the Coronovirus pandemic affords me a calming panoramic view of the outdoors. Cumulus clouds punctuate the rich blue sky. The clean air reflects the result of the sparse street traffic. This surreal season affects my status as a mostly-retired, self-described introvert, much less than most people…

Anointed Preach!

Anointed preachaffects the reach! The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.—John 6:63 New Living Translation (NLT)

IT’S ALL GOOD!

IT’S ALL GOOD! A faith perspective alters our perception that life is only daily drudgery, interspersed with random episodes of delight, distress or despair. For God’s Called, He works all for the good.* See Romans 8:28 WhittledWord © 2019/11/26 David Veliquette *My paraphrase

GUILTY! Not Guilty.

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just—both are detestable to the Lord.”Proverbs 17:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) On the morning of June 18, 2016, while listening to my daily audio devotions and following along with the printed version, I was struck by the contemporary application of this Proverb passage to today’s headlines. And, of…

Laughter…

Laughter…CURE FOR THE COMMON OLD! A Cheerful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 This meme features my Mom at age ninety, celebrating her and Dad’s 71st anniversary, exchanging memories with an old friend. Mom passed the following year. I crafted this phrase just before the end of the year. It is notable in light of…

Safe Space! Not!

Yesterday was a productive day for me. I must have had five items on my to-do list that involved being out and about! I was on my own, as my wife was on the East Coast embracing her three precious granddaughters! To a majority of people that venture into the cauldron of chaos characteristic of…

Determined Thomas

For over five decades I’ve prayed religiously— I’ve prayed for the restoration of the atrophied muscles in my right leg, injured in a skill saw injury at the age of eighteen. The nerve was severed, and despite a surgical and rehabilitative process, I currently contend with the consternation of a foot-drop condition. My preference for…

Goat Busters!

For several hot summer seasons, I’ve noticed that the very dry green belt foliage invites some unlikely visitors! Goats! Apparently, they are less expensive than mowing the potentially flammable foliage.

FAUX-ment

FAUX-ment (verb): Sinister, intentional attempt to instigate and stir up a violent political sentiment utilizing false and/or hyperbolic statements. August 22, 2017

Random Quotes

God never flatters Believers. Love is an action, not inaction. Display it don’t just say it. We’re looking for serenity; God is looking for surrender! What we need is PURE pressure; not PEER pressure! When you make anything or anyone everything, it or they become the only thing, and that is idolatry. MAN may contribute…

Fish Story

It’s astounding when God sets before you a serendipitous day! Undeniably God ordained! Oh, it’s not the bigness of that expression of His love; it is, instead, the utter inability to explain it in human terms. More than coincidence, it is God showing up gently and sweetly, reminding you that He not only puts up…

Need vs. Want

Lord, help me see what I need before I need what I see! For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 1 John 2:16, New Living Translation (NLT)

Hyde & Seek

Who’s Hyde-ing behind your Jekyll! Photo by Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924; London, England) [Public domain], via Wikimedia The Fictional story My WhittledWord for 11/11/2015

Hesitation

REFLECT on the idiom “He who hesitates is lost” wherein I exchange the word “lost” for “bossed.” “One who cannot come to a decision will suffer for it, as in I couldn’t make up my mind, and now the offer has expired—he who hesitates is lost.” Although the idea is undoubtedly older, the present wording…