June 19, 2008








I had the chance to hear Matthew West at the Renaissance Center last night.  He was in town to help celebrate the efforts of the Resurrectors Mission Camp.  For the last ten years FUMC of Dickson has sponsored a week of renovations and construction for area residents.  It would seem that the camp has brought great joy to participants and recipients.  During the concert, Matthew West shared about an experience that occurred a little over a year ago.  He had to undergo a significant procedure on his vocal chords.  As a part of his recovery – he had to remain silent for two (2) months.  Roughly sixty days.  1/6 of a year.  More than 1400 hours.  Can you imagine?  His story got me thinking about the new teaching series SYNC.  Last week Pete spoke about silence – or the lack thereof in our routines.  I got to thinking about a verse in Ecclesiastes: Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few (NIV Ecc. 5:2).  So here’s my question…

You spend two months without uttering a word.  When you finally do speak – what will you have to say?  What thoughts or topics will lead your first discussion with someone else?      


5 Responses to “Silence”

  1. fullofboys said

    I think simply saying I love you to my hubby and boys. While I think they would know that, it would be sweet words. I think I take them for granted when I say them now.

  2. I’m not necessarily a chatterbox anyway, but I think begin quiet for two months would be challenging. I agree with Jen, I think I’d need to tell my husband I love him.

  3. Jessica said

    Hmmm, This is a good one Chad. I think My First words would be “Thank you Jesus” for helping me keep my trap shut for that long… I am way to fast to open my big mouth!

  4. Chad. I think we could all learn a lot about ourselves and the people around us if we went for 2 months without speaking a word.

    In general less talking and more listening would strengthen most of our relationships!

  5. Brian Howe said

    I am digging your blog man…would love to connect with you sometime. I think that I would say…we talk to much. Interesting thoughts!

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