Saturday, May 3, 2008

Holding ones tongue

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."

Soup et al.

Baked Asparagus Recipe

1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
cooking spray
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.


Just Joni said...

well I'm always happy to hear your "voice" so I thank you For not remaining quiet today...and the baked asparagus sounds delicious...I love asparagus!
Except I have to tell you, one time I made asparagus bread from a recipe I found and it was horrible! My advice is to stick to the zuccini on that one!
Hmmm...zuccini bread...that sounds yummy, may have to whip up a loaf!
Have a wonderful day!

selahV said...

Phyllis, great words. I once read on a Christian Counseling Center marquee:
"Wisdom is having a lot to say and not saying it."

Amazing little epithet, don't ya think? selahV

Nonnie said...

lots to think about all the little quotes...certainly a gift to know when...and if to say something! :)
and i love asparagus too.....and zuchinni bread...i remember when we lived in sacramento, and had zuchinni running out our ears from our a cookbook titled 101 ways to eat zuchinni....:)i'll be over with coffe, joni...if you make a loaf...anyone else?
hugs, phyllis....and hope you are having a wonderful restful retreat!

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