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JDM has received repeated requests for Junior's quips, sayings, analects, even hilarious one-liners, to be compiled into a book or webpage. It is often commented how these concise remarks replay in the mind for years to come, giving simple humor or piercing perspective or new growth. In response, Junior will be publishing a regular quote here. (All content here and sitewide is the intellectual and copyright property of JDM. All rights reserved.)

If you fully act out your moods, you will ruin good things emerging in your life God has planted and germinated. Some people say fully acting out their moods is being real or human. This is a subtle and tricky overreach. Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV) says, A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Proverbs 12:16 (ESV) says, The vexation of a fool is known at once...
    A mature wise person can be real or human without fully acting out their moods. Instead of self-expressing like a geyser with little or no self-control, self-express like a faucet whose outflow can be calibrated at will. There is a rare moral majesty in a person who can be real and raw while still controlling for context and wisdom. Stop fully acting out your moods and ruining your blessings.

7/1/20

Scriptures

A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.

Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV)

The vexation of a fool is known at once...

Proverbs 12:16 (ESV)

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow...

Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)

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