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A Kiss from Rose| Keep Your Mouth Closed

I know some sayings go like this, " A closed mouth doesn't get fed, "and "Speak your truth beloved," however, sometimes it is just time to keep your mouth closed (or shut, as grandma Rose would say). You can have a more peaceful atmosphere this way. Secondly, you can learn so much by watching and listening. When you are always being an open book and constantly talking, you will miss some things; some essential things, to be exact. In life, you will at some point have an AH-HA moment when your light bulb comes on and says it is time to keep your mouth closed.

What age were you when this happened? What was the result of doing this?

Let's see what some scriptures say about "shutting your mouth."

Proverbs 17:27

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,

and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

Proverbs 16:27

A scoundrel plots evil,

and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.

Proverbs 18:21

The tongue has the power of life and death,

and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 21:23

Those who guard their mouths and their tongues

keep themselves from calamity.

James 3:9

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.


While we are keeping our mouths closed, here is a Netflix series that is amazing to watch while learning some history; through food. High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America. I watched it, and it was terrific. I learned of this information from @2021eats. Follow their page on Instagram for the hottest restaurants around. Things are beginning to open up, y'all. Then head to @sassystrutsshoes on Instagram for some dope shoes to wear to the restaurants you choose. Please follow @alstonshropshire also to show love and support.


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