Saturday, November 12, 2011

Savoring the Silence


Life has been like boiling water the last few months. Creating a new Web site for Christian Communicators with my partner Vonda Skelton, along with hosting a week at the Christian Communicators conference, has left little energy for posting here. Forgive me, dear friends.

Like a teabag steeping in steamy water, I gave my all to refresh others. But now, I’ve had time to pause, to brew a cup of delight, and savor the silence at the Good Shepherd’s feet.

There’s no greater place to pause with a teaCup in hand than in silence. Remember my meaning for teaCup? It means enjoying time, encouragement, acceptance in Christ’s uplifting presence.

After rejoicing in having had the opportunity to feed Christ’s sheep through teaching etiquette, purpose boarding, writing purpose statements, and how to break-through barriers. I’m savoring silence over a teaCup and thinking of you.

What is it that I can serve you in these posts?

I’m not one who likes to chatter with pen and ink or typing on a blank screen. Writing on purpose to fill a need, a want, or a desire requested of me is more my style. What information or story may I serve you?

At a formal tea there are three main food types:




Savories – finger sandwiches
Sweet breads – scones, muffins, and simple loaves
Sweet treats – cakes, petit fours, and candies

My goal is to serve three main areas of information for you dear guest. However to bring you what you want, I need know what to bring to you.

What type of information would you like to bite into about etiquette?
What substantial teaching would fill your needs in adding professional polish?
What tasty treat in story telling would you like to hear about situations and relationships in the home, workplace, or community?

The boiling water in my life has cold down. The silence was refreshing. Now I await your comment on what you would like to be served through TeaCup Living postings.



Uplifting blessings, dear friends.





4 comments:

  1. I am with you in the boiling water dilemma. Life is like that; I wish I had more time for steeping. I know I need to garner time by watching what I commit to--caution in saying yes or no is vital. I also think the Lord expects us to take time away in His presence, to fill our cup. Only when we are filled, can we pour into the lives of others. I plan to make regular appointments with Him.
    As for what I am looking for here...I gleaned so much from our time together in SC...so let me think on that a bit and get back to you later.

    Jeanne

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  2. Carolyn, I have to ask for etiquette advice in handling what one would consider rude questions! I know you have a wealth of knowledge on this subject since you spoke to my career renewal group about handling job interview questions, especially those behavioral ones! So, how do you handle those kinds of questions when they come from people you have to live with--your superiors, your coworkers, your neighbors--people you don't want to offend but whom you feel aren't entitled to an answer? (My daughter has been getting some doozies from her coworkers, and she has no experience with prevarication.)

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  3. Brenda,
    I appreciate you directing me in answering the question on how to handle rude questions.
    With a house guest this week, my next post will be by early next week where I will share ways in handling rude and probing questions.
    My prayers are with your daughter. Her need motivates me to respond as quickly as possible.

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  4. Nice post! thank you so much for sharing...God bless you ...loves soraya

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