That ‘Gist’ Isn’t Really Worth It..

Do you ever leave a conversation feeling ‘tainted’? It’s like after the ‘gist’, you feel like a portion of your ‘holiness’ have been drained off. You just can’t help feeling like there was something off about the conversation you’ve had and there’s that nagging thing you can’t seem to shake.

I sincerely hope that this post does not come up as self-righteous in any way; because that’s not the intention.  I just want to draw your attention to the fact that if we are more sensitive to the Holy Spirit, he’ll point us in the right direction and we will not sin with our tongue in keep company with those who will make us sin with our words.

Gossip, slander and tale bearing is very rife these days. Sometimes, it can be so subtle that we do not even notice when we have started participating. One gist leads to the other and we start to peddle unconfirmed ‘gist’ as though we have first-hand information.

Even when we do, must we ‘dish’?

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Today I Met The “Friends” I Never Had

I never imagined I would one day write something like this but after what just happened to me, I found myself seeing life from a whole new perspective. Today, I witnessed and felt first hand, the effects of gossip and backbiting in its entire evil form.

I walked into a conversation 3 people that I once regarded as “friends” were having about me. I stood there for more than 10 minutes without their knowledge and heard their opinion about me and it felt like I swallowed a chunk of lead. (I even heard that my Christianity is not real!)

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Dear News Blogger, Are You A Journalist?

It’s extremely disheartening to see how the concept of news reporting has degenerated in recent times. I look around me and all I see is sensationalism, unbalanced reporting and sometimes downright misinformation.

In this age of online media and social media proliferation, everyone with an internet enabled device is a reporter and everyone who has managed to purchase a domain name (or not) is a blogger, and sometimes deluded into believing he or she is a journalist.

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