The Thief in Every House

The Thief in Every House

There is a thief in every house,

a ubiquitous presence,

a crook.

With our permission,

like a weed,

it encroaches

on moments meant to smell

the proverbial roses.

A bore,

it drones on

and on

like an unfortunate

dinner guest.

Hours evaporate

Possibilities petrify

Language languishes

as the thief

consumes our originality.

Wonder

Innocence

Joy

Contentment

 Are stolen

Leaving us

Cynical

Confused

Materialistic

Numb

Wake up! Evict this crook

 and change your fate.

Press “OFF” on the remote control

before it’s too late.

(And no fair substituting the screen on your laptop or smart phone!)

“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8

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About Judy

At heart I am a student of truth, an observer of culture, and a communicator. Jesus is my teacher and my Lord. In pursuit of these passions, I read as much as I can, serve as Teaching Director for a Community Bible Study group, and write a blog in an attempt to synthesize it all. I take great delight in my relationships with family and friends, and I also enjoy long walks, bike rides and cooking. And did I mention that I like to read?
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5 Responses to The Thief in Every House

  1. Maria Tatham says:

    Forgot to say, that this is so well written!

  2. Maria Tatham says:

    Judy, this is definitely a ‘gotcha!’ Plus, it is all too true.
    Bless you!
    Maria

  3. Judy,
    Yes, I sit here with my laptop, Blackberry, and tv going full blast as I read your post. And you are so right…technology is such a thief. The regret I feel about the time I let slip away is ridiculous. I need to grab it and use it for His service.
    Thanks for connecting with me and allowing me to see your words.
    Blessings!
    Linden

  4. Judy says:

    I always appreciate your two, three, or more, cents, Caddo. And please never hide your originality! I am thankful to regularly feel inspired and challenged by your original blog posts. May the Lord shower his bountiful and highly original blessings on you today! Judy

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    “Consumes our originality”–wow, Judy, that’s the line that particularly grabbed me this morning. And I’m hearing a word from God right now: that we should VALUE our originality; praise and thank Him for it, rather than (in my case, recently) feeling Bad about it, trying to Hide It, and spending way too much energy Defending it from perceived attackers (which are likely all in my befuddled mind). That’s my burst of spontaneous two cents. Thanks for being God’s open window today–Sonshine pouring in! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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