Read the Red

This world of  today’s technology is mind-boggling for a girl who didn’t have a television until she was in the 6th grade, nor had seen one.

Most of my growing up years we had a party line and a neighbor who consistently listened in on our conversations, when this would happen to me I would respond by saying “Nadine would you please get off the line.”  A bit rude probably, but I’m sure I  was thinking she might  tell mom my conversation.

[a party line is where three families used the same phone line and it was identified by one, two, or three rings, ours was anyway]

Prior to this, one of my  girlfriends family operated the local switchboard in our small town. This meant you had to ring central [operator] and give them the number you wanted to call and they would plug you in [and could listen if they chose to do so, of course THAT never happened.

In all of our information, high-tech and constant changing world,  is it any wonder there is a bit of confusion, as I said it becomes mind-boggling.

Some months ago I thought I just want to focus on reading the red.

 “Read the Red” the words Jesus said…

My friend Carol and I joked we were going to get tee shirts made that said ,

Read the Red!

I know we need the balance in reading all the scripture but, to take time and

Read the red….is profoundly life changing!

Recently I purchased a book I had heard of called “The Greatest Words ever spoken” by Steven K Scott…..

He has organized over 1,900 statements o f Jesus under more than 200 topics…The Red Words!

Every word Jesus ever spoke…to use as a reference book or topical study..

I don’t know about you but I want to drink deep and  it seems as if I  am ever thirsty…not wanting to stay in the dry place I have walked through..

but to come up higher..

What about you?

I would love to hear some feedback..

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2 thoughts on “Read the Red

  1. Jean Landes

    Great article Connie! Sure bet you never thought you’d have to share with the story of a party line. Even when you first wrote it my mind went on to thinking you meant an in house party, jewlelry, home decorators, etc. Then I kept reading & realized what you really meant. I like the red words! Now we know how our kids must feel trying to describe computers & all the new high tech things to s. Who can even begin to imagine if they have to sare way back when computer fist cam on the market, etc……..
    Thanks,
    Jean

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