Beauty beyond creation – written words can be changed, spoken words must be redeemed.

Does anyone else drop clangours, or make faux pas?

God’s plan is deeper than the beauty of creation.
Photo by Satoshi Hirayama on

On Wednesday my husband and I walked at the beautiful Winkworth Arboretum. We climbed a hill, sat on a seat to admire the view and watched an older couple climb using sticks.

Aware of maintaining social distance, I said:

‘We’ll leave the seat for you.’

‘We don’t need it.’ they replied, striding past. ‘These are walking poles!’

I have a colleague who is a size 8, has her hair in a pony tail, and wears high heels, and tight jeans. I learned recently that she is a grandmother.

‘I’m older than you think I am.’ she rebuked me.

In writing a novel I can reflect on the dialogue and change it. An inappropriate word can be tuned, but in life we cannot undo words based on incorrect assumptions. I worry about this and allow mistakes to go round in my head.

There is no need. It is my heart that is at fault, not my words. And the debt for my foolish assumptions has already been paid, cancelled the minute I repent and claim salvation in Christ.

This blog is a response to the fiveminutedriday prompt CANCEL. You can visit other posts on the same theme here.:

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5 thoughts on “Beauty beyond creation – written words can be changed, spoken words must be redeemed.

  1. I’m king of the non sequitor,
    the khan of the faux pas,
    and I don’t need a lecture,
    for screwing up’s a gas
    when I see the shocked expression
    of those who have heard my words
    and wish that their sole profession
    had something that might call for swords
    that they might cut me down to size,
    and push my speech back down my throat,
    but I’ve already got the prize
    beholden to a stubborn goat
    who, coming from the trouble caused
    proceeds to more, with God’s applause.


    1. I love the first two lines, Andrew, and the bit about pushing the speech back down my throat! I’m not sure I understand the bit about God’s applause. Thanks for replying, much appreciated as always.


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