Proverbs 17: 27-28
27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Edit: I first published this post with no comments and then thinking further realized what a trick I had played on myself. What, me, wordless? Surely I jest! Yes, I did.
There is something to be said about holding ones tongue though. I'm reminded of how aggravated I get when I try to watch some talk shows and everyone talks at the same time. You can't understand a thing they are saying. Is it found in Proverbs that silence is golden? I've always heard that but never quite get there even when I'm alone. I talk to myself at times like that. :)
From God's little devotion book: " Never pass up a chance to keep your mouth shut."
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Baked Asparagus Recipe
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
sea salt and coarse ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter browned first
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Adjust soy sauce and vinegar to taste as you learn to prepare this dish to your liking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray, and season with sea salt and pepper.
Bake asparagus about 12 minutes in the preheated oven until tender. Watch asparagus very carefully. You want the asparagus to be tender but still have a little crunch.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and brown over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the baked asparagus to serve.