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In light of a received comment regarding one of my recent blog entries, I thought it prudent to offer you a bit of insight into who I am and how I communicate.  I’m a bit like Horton the Elephant in that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say.  Please don’t attempt to “read between the lines” of my posts.  If there’s a hidden private joke, an underlying theme, or double entendre, I’ll indicate it with a smiley face or a parenthetical wink.  Truly.  I’ve learned in recent years that we all make choices, every minute of every day.  You might think that’s a no-brainer, a “duh!” moment, but think about it.  Really think about it.  This is a choice I made in a particular area about 5 years ago:  if I speak, the words will be honest.  Now, if I choose NOT to speak, that usually means one of two things…either what I would say in honesty would unduly harm someone or I don’t care enough to comment.  Before you judge that latter remark as callous, allow me to explain.  My spiritual journey requires me to see beyond the temporal to the eternal….the bigger picture.  And ya’ll don’t need to agree with me, and it’s not about getting into a debate about beliefs etc..  I’m simply attempting to explain where “I” am coming from.  If, in the grand scheme of things, something doesn’t matter, then it most likely won’t matter here and now to me on a personal level.  So, I’m not being flippant or callous when I say that something doesn’t matter to me or that I don’t care about a certain subject.  It just means that, in all probability, what I think about it doesn’t matter.  I can’t change it.  I can’t “fix” it.  However, I happen to personally know someone who can change it, who can fix it, and it’s to Him I turn.  He has the final say on the matter.  He holds the yardstick.

I totally value your honesty as well.  That doesn’t mean I have a deep desire for you to level your guns at me and fire away, no holds barred.   But I welcome dialogue.  Should you find something in my blog about which you’d like to comment, feel free to do so.  Politely.  I qualify that because as the blog-mistress of The OSSome Blog, I have to power to edit and send-to spam comments I deem unworthy of approval.  I also welcome an email if you’d like to dialogue privately.  I don’t have a lot of time for conversation, but if the subject’s important, I’ll make time.  My dh will tell you that attempting to change my  mind once it’s made up is next to impossible.  LOL  But truthfully, I will always attempt to see the other side of a discussion, and who knows…maybe you’ll change my perspective.

But, when all is said and done, I answer to no man.  He who knows my heart and wove me together before time will judge me.  I pray I fare well.  🙂

Excerpt from Measure of a Man by 4Him

This world can analyze and size you up
And throw you on the scales
They can IQ you and run you through
Their rigorous details
They can do their best to rate you
And they’ll place you on the charts
And then back it up with scientific smarts
But there’s more to what you’re worth
Than what their human eyes can see

Oh, I say the measure of a man
Is not how tall you stand
How wealthy or intelligent you are
‘Cause I found out the measure of a man
God knows and understands
For He looks inside to the bottom of your heart
And what’s in the heart defines
The measure of a man