silence I’d be remiss if I remained silent on the inspiration for this post and our second Blog Month writing assignment. Thank you, Kathy Escobar, for introducing me to the Three Things About One Word concept.


THREE THINGS ABOUT ONE WORD: SILENCE

Silence speaks. To everyone and for everyone.

Silence abounds in grace and empathy, masks hurt and pain and projects nobility, determination, strength, even curiosity.

Silence echoes fear, simmers in anger, exudes confidence and whispers sadness.

It comforts and isolates. Young and old. The vibrant and the dying.

Contemplative. Garrulous. Weary. Active. Powerful. Outcast. The wealthy and the needy.

Silence is our first language, our last language and our common language.

silence is a mask

noble silence

determined silence

Silence cannot remain intact. It is always broken.

At least in this world and this life. And I suspect that heaven is far from silent.

Rejoice, people of God!

silence intact

silence-broken

Silence requires effort. It’s deliberate action or inaction.

It’s our choice to hold back a compliment or insult, to accept praise or assign blame.

It’s our choice to shelter our thoughts from God or to open our arms in supplication.

silence worship

It’s our choice to lift up or tear down, to extend an invitation or helping hand, to encourage, soothe or heal.

It’s our choice to remain silent.

About faith. Abuse. Gospel. Genocide. Trafficking. Truth. Poverty.

It’s our choice to remain silent about anything and everything.

Please don’t choose silence this month. Speak up on behalf of children in poverty. Help us release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Participate in Blog Month by writing your own Three Things post. Or sponsor a child. Thanks.


After you write the blog post for assignment two, don’t forget to enter your post’s URL in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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  1. Sep 9, 2013
    at 3:48 am

    That is a moving and powerful post. Thank you for sharing by breaking the silence.

  2. Becky
    Sep 9, 2013
    at 6:26 am

    Beautiful.

  3. Marilyn
    Sep 9, 2013
    at 2:44 pm

    Beautifully written,Chris!

  4. Sep 10, 2013
    at 6:22 am

    Beautiful post. May God continue to bless you and keep you.

  5. Sep 11, 2013
    at 7:08 pm

    So glad you shared! Thanks for paving the way and inspiring us to follow.

  6. Zayne
    Sep 15, 2013
    at 5:33 pm

    Profound and well written. May we never always speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves and may we be bold in our declaration of truth.

  7. Sep 18, 2013
    at 8:18 pm

    I’m a registered Compassion blogger and I received the third assignment. I’m new to this. I don’t understand how to submit finished blogs and I have never created permalinks for any of my many past posts. I am still waiting for my code number which I must have to submit Compassion blogs. I think this is all a wonderful idea and I see that many others have been able to figure out this blogging, make it work, and get sponsors for more of these children. I just need more explanation about linking these compassion blogs as it relates to submitting them so they can be posted to Compassion’s blog so children can be sponsored for the first time!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Sep 19, 2013
      at 7:49 am

      Hi Lisa! All you need to do is submit the url for the blog posts you’ve written into the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post. The code number is related to the Compassion bloggers rewards program which is separate from the blog month contest. You don’t have to have that to submit your blog post urls for this contest. There has been some confusion about this so please let me know if you have further questions!!

  8. JACQUELINE CLARKE
    Sep 28, 2013
    at 8:24 pm

    LOVE YOUR POST.WELL WRITTEN .I NEVER BLOG BEFORE ,NOW I AM WILLING TO TRY TO DO THIS FOR THE SAKE OF THE VOICELESS .THANK YOU .YOUR INSPIRING ME TO DO SOMETHING WORTH WHILE DOING.

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