Syncope and Me

Poetry, health, pain, faint, blackout, vagus nerve, syncope

Have Vasovagal *Syncope?
It’s fainting to you and me.
If your male, don’t pout,
You might prefer ‘blackout.’
Vasovagal Syncope
helps when pain’s too much for me.
It takes me down…
without a sound.
The lights go out…
without a doubt.
I should be grateful
’cause it’s so helpful
when the pain’s unbearable!
Look up Vagus Nerve,
Dictionary will serve.
Hot is the topic
If your syncopic!
~PMCBurkey 2014

*long o and e

May I Have Your Attention, Please?!

Certain words are expressed in a way that will get attention…example ‘f _ _ _ .’ It gets my attention! Do most Christians speak like that? I was a teenager when that word was being thrown around in my circles. It was used as a cuss word and meant a pornographic version of the tender act of love and procreation given to man and woman by God. To me, it throws the ‘act’ into the mud of the human race. It turns my stomach whenever I hear or see the word. Is it just me? Have Christians become so desensitized to gutteral language?
I realize many times it’s overlooked in posts/comments, but that’s how the world edges into our circles. Let’s pray we enter into the world’s circles with the appearance of Christ instead.
Why do Christians use/post the crude/rude language of the world? Won’t it attract responses that bring ridicule to our Lord? Yes, I’m concerned about the impressions others may get. The Bible tells us to abstain from certain appearances. Not that I’m self-righteous, but that we should serve others & not ourselves.
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” Romans 3:8-13
1 Timothy 6:11-12…”But thou, O man of God…follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
Also…Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:8; Luke 6:45; Matthew 12:36-37.
And if they don’t speak to you, pray about it…Psalm 19:14. WWJS?