Day Eleven: Having loving conversation by moderating your VOLUME!

05 Mar


Ok, ya.

Loud speech, low speech…I’ve never really thought about that.

Hahaha, sorry, today’s meditation was funny.

I wasn’t around enough people to study whether I talk to loud or too soft, or whether other people do.

My dad had a booming voice…

Tonight I’m having a conversation with Jesus around the fire.

We’re not saying much, we’re hungry.

It’s Day Eleven and I’m tired. Saying thank you all the time has worn me out – but nicely.

I have no energy to think anything but good thoughts.

And not speaking too much. That disturbs me, when I think I’ve spoken too much.

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent”. (Proverbs 10:19)


Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “Day Eleven: Having loving conversation by moderating your VOLUME!

  1. Daniel O. Casey

    March 5, 2012 at 22:10

    Despite the scarcity of words, well spoken friend. Take care and peace to you.

    • kolembo

      March 6, 2012 at 00:18

      hey daniel, good of you to drop by.

      hope life is dealing with you ok

  2. Paula Tohline Calhoun

    March 6, 2012 at 02:14

    Funny! I tend to talk too much too! Especially when I get excited about a topic. For some reason or other I think that I have to say everything I think about a topic, and crowd it all in into one conversation! I don’t know why! Maybe it’s because I think that nobody will want to talk to me after the first time. . . 😆

    Sometimes I talk too loud, and sometimes I don’t speak up enough. . .Ashley thought that I had a hearing problem, because I kept misunderstanding what he was saying it, or not being able to hear him. I do have intermittent tinnitus, but it generally does not keep me from hearing, as long as the person speaks distinctly, and I don’t have it all the time. But I had my hearing tested to satisfy him and it is fine.

    There is one problem that I do have in the way that I communicate it. It is a trait that I inherited from my mother. I am totally oblivious to this, but apparently at times when I say or state certain things, I say it in a very harsh way – when being harsh is the furthest thing from my mind. Since both our sons and my husband will comment on it occasionally – as they feel like I think they are stupid or wrong or whatever, I have asked them to please tell me when I sound like that so i can apologize and try to adjust my tone of voice. It’s hard for me, because, like I said, I do not hear it or know that I am doing it. The last thing I would want to do is to hurt someone or for them to feel bad because of something I have said.

    Keep a place by the fire for me. I’m almost there. We got to spend a lot of today together on the road – because I wrote about you in my blog today! I gave us a bit of publicity. And invited others to walk with us if they wish to!

    Stay warm – inside and out! Keep smiling and keep on keepin’ on!

    • kolembo

      March 6, 2012 at 02:26

      Hi Paula!

      My mum used to that! Come to think of it, she still does!

      It’s 2 in the morning, I can’t sleep, I’ll pop through your blog.

      Today I couldn’t focus much, but I was very aware that all this focus on thankfulness, though it’s ALOT, makes me actually FEEL thankful and peaceful at night.

      Now I’m worried how sad I’m gonna get as we get to easter.

      See you tomorrow

  3. kolembo

    March 6, 2012 at 02:31

    …went through your blog…little giggle…:-D

  4. Booksphotographsandartwork

    March 6, 2012 at 18:39

    I talk too much also. I didn’t talk much as a child. My grandmother was very very quiet and my mom also. My daughter and I both need to practice a lot of prudence when it comes to talking. We vent to much and too strongly. You know Paula my husband is always saying to me, ” I was just asking you about it, why are you answering me with such anger”? That is usually not my intention. I have no idea why I do that. I think I have turned into a mean old woman 🙂


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