What If

Open your mouth for the mute,

For the rights of all who are destitute.

Open your mouth, judge righteously

Defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8-9

When do I open my mouth?

What do I say?

How do I say it?

Why do I say it?

What if I couldn’t:




Be sarcastic

Speak harshly


What if I could only speak

To help give others a platform to speak

To defend the rights of the poor and needy

What if I could only be a voice

For the mute

For the rights of all who are destitute

What if I could only open my mouth for whatever is








What if I could only






What if this past week's words were

filtered through these rules?

What would be left?

Would I have made a sound?

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Get to know the blogger…

Do you have other siblings? If so, do you have any birth order traits?

I am the oldest. I have a younger brother and sister. I was an only child until I was about 3 and then got a brother and sister within 18 months. Let’s just say that I struggled sharing attention (cue me jumping into every photo and video…) Also, the feedback my parents received from my siblings after the first time I babysat was “She’s too bossy.” To which I respond, “It was my responsibility to keep you alive!" So yes, I’d say birth order traits are fairly strong.

2. What is a phrase or word you always say?

So this is really silly, but I often find myself saying “oopsie daisy,” even among adults. I think it comes from working with kids so much and having to have a kid-appropriate expression ready. It seems to have permeated all areas of my life.

3. What is one question you want to ask God?

So there are so many! But a silly one I would ask is about teeth.

He made the baby teeth to fall out, but the adult teeth never grow back in straight! What is up with that?!