Tweeting Patience

Driving to work one recent morning. Thinking through things in my life. My Scripture reading. The sermons I'd listened to while running. A few relationships that were challenging me. Some situations that were trying me.

Thinking it all through. Prayerfully.

And then an original aphorism came to mind.

Ever forget patience is a virtue? Only to be reminded why.

Oh, that's good. Concise. True. Noteworthy.


Almost to work. Can't write while driving. Won't tweet while driving. But I don't want to forget. So I role it around my brain a few more times until I'm parked safely.

Grab my iPhone.

Slide the screen.

Tap Twitter.

Get nothing.



What?! You're Twitter. Not Facebook! You're supposed to be fast.

Why so slow?! Stupid thing! I wanna tweet this great, original quote about patience & you choose NOW to be slower than molasses in January?!

AGH! Let. Me. Write. My. Quote. About. PATIENCE!!!!!


Impatient... me. About... patience.

Forgetting: Patience is a virtue.

And reminding myself why.

The end of the matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

Note: I used the cute, blue bird above due to his peronality. He is Ollie, the Twitterific bird. Twitterrific is a really great app for Apple devices that makes Twitter extra terriffic. 

Missing Meals


A simple Facebook status question this evening would have generated so many responses.  More than 20 at the time of this writing.

What's for dinner at your house?

That was my simple question.

From pizza burgers (that sounds real good) to quiche, from chili to leftovers.  Folks are serious 'bout supper.

A few observations:

  • Some of you, my friends, really need to have my family over for dinner because y'all are cooking good.
  • The Householders need some more dinner invites.  I mentioned one just like that already?  Sorry.  Not.
  • We ain't missing meals round here, are we?  On average, a Facebook status gets two or three replies. But dinner?  We folks got plenty to say about what we're gonna eat.
  • Would that I could be so hungry for the Word of God.  That I had a plan to consume it & passion to share it just like my dinner.  We, as Americans, & even as Christ Followers, are missing too many meals.

 Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

How do you get the Word of God in your life daily?  Please share a comment with your suggestions for others.