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If Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

You’ve heard the phrase. “Actions speak louder than words.” That made me think, “If actions speak louder than words, do action words speak the loudest?”Hold that thought.

A friend who knows I’m a grammar nerd reminded me that a gerund is a verb that acts as a noun. A web search turned up this definition: “a verb ending in ‘–ing’ that is used as a noun.”

DON’T Have the Last Laugh

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh?

You know, like Santa. He had a “round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.”

There are many reasons to have a good laugh. For starters, it burns calories. Maybe not as much as a good run. But laughing is a whole lot more fun.

As it was…

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

Rain. I’ve seen it before.

Half of my 50+ years living in Miami. Another ten in other parts of Florida. Native Floridians know rain.

Hurricane Andrew. Been there, done that. Hurricanes (yes, plural, like my favorite college football team) Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne. The eye of each of those three passed within a ten minute drive of our apt. at the time.

Under the Big Top

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

Maybe you’ve heard the old joke. “Marriage is a three ring circus,” it begins. “Engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.”

Well, if you know me at all you know I don’t feel that way about marriage. But I do love a good circus.

This morning I read something about a circus, and it got me wondering. What do you suppose is the most important part of a circus?