"Sharing" Incognito

      "Well, hello! It's good to see you. My! You sure are looking great!
      I have just a sec to sit and gab, I'm really running late.
      I got caught-up in the traffic, now my schedule's way behind,
      But I have some prayer requests I'd like to share, if you don't mind.

      "You know Sally's husband, Walter? How that no-good loves to drink!
      She'd be better off if she just up and left him, don't you think?
      And poor Mabel with those six kids ~ dear, it simply seems to me,
      When they take her off that Valium she'll go crazy, wait and see!

      "Do you know 'bout Suzy Jones yet? I just heard, myself, today,
      Her loose-living days are over, seems she's in the family way!
      Oh, and I hear Preacher Brown was at the widow's late last night,
      Can't he comfort her in daylight? I just don't think it looks right!

      "Well, it sure was good to see you,
      But I've really got to fly!
      Give my love to everybody,
      Catch you later on, bye-bye!"

      Then my friend left in a flurry and my ears were burning red,
      Still embarassed by her bluntness, still in shock from what she'd said.
      And I heard the Lord speak to me, "My child, do not be unwise ~
      Just be certain that your prayer requests aren't gossip in disguise!"


      "Thou shalt not go up and down
      as a talebearer among thy people..."
      (Leviticus 19:16 KJV)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook (cjcook@mynewroads.com) -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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