Did you know there is an actual Talk Like a Pirate Day? If you didn’t, now you do––it was Thursday, September 19! If you missed it, you have my permission to talk like a Pirate the day you read this! (Or you may wait until Sept. 19, 2014 to participate.) Either way, there is such a day!
So go ahead…think it or say out loud we me…
- Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! – Hey, I am here!
- Ahoy Matey! – Hello there friend!
- Walk the plank, ye scallywag! – You are going in, you goof ball!
- Blimey, Bucko – Heave Ho! – Surprise Buccaneer, get a move on it!
- Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! – Pull up the Anchor, let’s get out of here!
- Yo Ho Ho! – Hay, Hay – Look-a-here!
Just so you know, I am not trading in my baseball cap for a Tri-corn with a feather in it!
National Talk Like a Pirate Day caused me to think about some things in my own life though. I was immediately reminded of the passage of scripture found in Proverbs 18:21, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits!” The author writes this as if to say, “Whatever you bring out of your tongue, will bring that very same thing back onto your life!”
Jesus tells us that “…on the day of judgment, we will give an account for every careless word that we speak.” Matt. 12:36. When I read that I get a little nervous. I do not always think before I speak. I sometimes say hurtful things to my family and friends. I don’t mean to, but then I remember what Paul said in Romans 7…”I do the things I do not want to do, and I don’t do the things that I should do!”
If you are like me, you sometime feel as though you have “lost” before you even get started on any given particular day. Defeat. Loss. I can’t do this!
Take heart! Remember Jesus words in John 16:33, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world!”
Though your day may start with an Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Maybe those starts are not just on September 19, but every average Monday morning! Try this on for size…
“Shiver me timbers, bring a spring upon her cable! Yo Ho Ho!”
Translation, “Hey you! Change your direction! Look at what’s coming!”