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March 27, 2012

Caught Flirting!

Filed under: Uncategorized — lawsonjolly @ 5:00 am

   Ever feel like you got caught?  This candid shot was sent to me.  Guess someone thought I was flirting with this lovely lady.  I will confess — I was!  With so many readers  of my blogs, I am ready to show my identity so that I can expose the beauty of this wonderful lady!

I hope it is not too disappointing to many that my wife not only knows about the photo,   but that she has seen it and approves.  Many of you knew the truth from the beginning!  It is my wife!

We were caught in the hallway.  What was being said cannot even be revealed by the photographer who snapped this picture.  No one knows the dialogue . . . but notice the grin on my face!

I suppose there is a good lesson here!  We never know who may be watching us.  And although we may have the tendency to deny what someone says they saw — a picture does not lie!  But a photo cannot repeat what was said verbally.

Although we had a security detail, they could not even testify to what might have been said.  Lesson after lesson from this.  The photo does reveal the truth that I was speaking to her . . . but it would be a “jump to conclusion” for anyone to assume what was being said.  Too often we assume a dialogue by body language, facial expressions, and eye movement!  But such assumptions become gossip!

How many reputations have been ruined because of gossip or assumptions made?  This is probably enough of a lesson for now or I might be meddling!  I could tell you the dialogue between us in the photo . . . but could I say kindly, “It’s none of your business!”  Isn’t that the way you feel when someone makes assumptions about your actions?

“Do not go about spreading slander among your people.”  (Leviticus 19:16)   ” . . . a gossip separates close friends.”  (Proverbs 16:26)  “Stop judging by mere appearances . . . .”  (John 7:24)




  1. Great message here, thank you for bringing that to light. Enjoy your blogs, keep them coming! God Bless, Sandi Surratt

    Comment by Sandi Surratt — March 27, 2012 @ 8:39 am | Reply

  2. BTW, love the pic! 🙂

    Comment by Sandi Surratt — March 27, 2012 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  3. I agree with your “message” 100%.

    Comment by Shirlene Grant — March 27, 2012 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  4. What a great message! The picture is one of the best, caught in a time of not knowing the camera was watching you LOL
    Blessings to a wonderful couple of almost 50 years!

    Comment by Doris — March 27, 2012 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

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