one true sentence

Posted: January 16th, 2010 | Filed under: life | 9 Comments »

A fellow Twitterer, Jake, gave me some advice for when I’m not liking anything I’m writing.

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.” -Ernest Hemingway

Jake’s an editor and communications director, so he probably knows what he’s talking about. Even if he didn’t, I’d still try it because I think it could be fun. I’m going to add a twist, though. I want to see how many one-sentence truths we can pull from this scripture verse because I think there could be a lot:

“It’s not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up.”-Mat 20:10-11

Your circumstances or mistakes don’t define who you are, unless you believe they do.

your turn….

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9 Comments on “one true sentence”

  1. 1 Serena Woods said at 7:35 am on January 16th, 2010:

    Being around 'sinners' isn't what damages you, it's what you do in response to their sin that damages you.

  2. 2 Jake Johnson said at 8:34 am on January 16th, 2010:

    Glad you liked the advice. Great idea! Here's mine:

    "Even good things when used the wrong way can make you sick."

  3. 3 Serena Woods said at 8:46 am on January 16th, 2010:

    'Nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.' -Rom14:14

  4. 4 m* said at 12:10 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    that's matthew 15:17-18 right?

    what you say and what you don't provides a glimpse of what is in your heart

    but

    you should still wash your hands … especially after using the restroom

  5. 5 Serena Woods said at 12:35 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    The Pharisee was shocked and somewhat offended when he saw that Jesus didn't wash up before the meal. -Luke 11:38

    🙂

  6. 6 April said at 2:55 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    When in doubt, don't. -Romans 14.

  7. 7 TheNorEaster said at 3:54 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    A wise bird regurgitates to nourish her young, but a foolish drunk keeps it down.

  8. 8 Serena Woods said at 6:51 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    We've deviated: (one liners are supposed to be interpretations of “It’s not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up.”-Mat 20:10-11

    Okay:

    It's not the sin that has the power, it's what the sin does to you that holds the power.

  9. 9 m* said at 3:29 am on January 17th, 2010:

    "Never mess with the owner of the blog." Book of Webdom 138:a