Thursday, April 03, 2008

Words

Words have meaning. A well written or spoken word can make you cry or laugh. It can make you think, evoke passions, and draw you into the story. While being in the editing process, I’ve found that sometimes less is more.

Words have power whether they are spoken or written. I’ve written about this before here.

There are times I just love being with Tom and no words need to be spoken. There is comfort in being with each other because we know each other so well. He can give me a look and I know what he is thinking. With a simple touch of his hand, he can speak volumes to me.

I’m a big fan of the written word. I love to read and I love to write. With that being said, yesterday I posted just a video. No words, just background music. Without a spoken or written word across the screen it evoked many emotions. By some of the comments people were moved to tears. Sometimes words aren’t necessary.

In my prayer times, I’ve spent a good amount of time just being in God’s presence. No words spoken just silence. There is peace. There is a time for words and a time for silence. I’ve come to appreciate all these times.

© Nadine Z. 2008

30 comments:

palmtreefanatic said...

Sometimes it is best to be silent...Sometimes no words means many! Beautiful thought provoking post!

Scarlet said...

Sometimes the expression, gesture or body language can speak louder than words. Your last post also brought me to tears, thankful, happy ones.

Shionge said...

You are so right Nadine, how we communicate and articulate means so much and most importantly the sincerity that we exude too :D

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Nadine. Just yesterday God answered my prayer even though I never express my concern (more fear) to Him in prayer, but He knew my heart :)

Tom Zawacki said...

I agree, silence can be both passionate and intimate... with you or with the Lord.

I love you,
Tom

Art said...

Very true Nadine. Nice post!

Knit-Wit said...

Great post. I have learned in nearly 20 years of marriage that somedays it is best to remain silent.

Louise said...

So true!! Great post!

jennifer said...

Sometimes it is better to just BE without words, than to speak and say the wrong thing. I personally have to remember that!

Jen

Valarie said...

Very true, there are times when we just need to be in the moment. Sometimes words can get in the way, but sometimes they are everything.

SaraLynn said...

I just watched the video and read your post today. The video did have me in tears.

Thank you for sharing

Lala's world said...

so true... He created the world with words so they have to be powerful!!

Dawn said...

The video was awesome. I was so glad to see that happening.

Today's post was also powerful.

Keshi said...

words r so powerful...words hv the power to heal as much as they hv the power to hurt.

Keshi.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Scarlet... said...

I had a few things to say about words, too. Just a few. :)

Kristen Andrews said...

very true, sometimes we probably say more than we should.

Alene said...

Words are so powerful, but yet silence can be even more so! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Alene

Damselfly said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes I don't think specific words when I'm praying, but I know God listens to my non-language thoughts, if that makes any sense....

CC said...

I have a big sign in my classroom "communication". There are so many ways to do it.

Penless Thoughts said...

Amen.
Susan

Shionge said...

Have a wonderful weekend Nadine :D

Mel's World said...

You are so right...truly sometimes LESS is MORE.

Melissa

Demara said...

Yes I agree there is a time for words or not. (the answer to the "what is it" post was up yesterday, did you see it?)

It's All Good! said...

Speaking of words...thanks, Nadine, for your encouraging ones.

My husband and I are like that. We don't have to always be talking to each other, but are just comfortable with each other.

Have a Great Sunday.
Brenda:)

PinksandBluesGirls said...

So well said Nadine. So well said. I just love reading your blogs... I just think you are such a beautiful writer. Thank you for that!
Best,
Audrey

Madison Richards said...

It's all about relationship, so if it's communicating the message I guess it could be a look, a word, some music, a poem, a painting or a sunset...

Nice thoughts!

Amanda said...

I never knew how important it is to somewhat be silent, until I had kids :-) Sometimes I long for peace and quiet.
Just a side note- if we don't experience silence/quiet moments, then how are we possibly listening to what God might want to speak to us?

Elle*Bee said...

So true about just being in God's presence!

Debz said...

Oh You have no idea how timely your post is for me to see today....thank you sooooo much for posting it. It was an answere to my question.

Sandy said...

I'm loving silence more and more. It is peaceful and soothing. Never thought I'd say that - LOL.
great post Nadine!