“…Had it not been for their respect for my brother, I would have been the one that got the wipp’in….”

Why you dirty…Xz*^$%)#$.  When I was about 10 years old, I had a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush.  The bigger and dirtier the words were…the bigger I felt.  While I’ve never smoked, I suppose it could be comparable as to how a 10 year old might feel “puffing on a cig.”  It definitely made me feel like a “big-shot.”  My older brother’s friends would get a “verbal wipp’in from me,” when they came over for a visit.  Had it not been for their respect for my brother, I would have been the one that got the wipp’in.   When I turned 14, and became a Christian, all that non-sense STOPPED.  In 55 years of marriage, my children have only heard one cuss word come out of my mouth (damn).  It scared them to death, and me too.  I don’t tolerate “anyone” cussing around me.  If they start throwing slang around me… they’ve lost all of my attention.  I attended an important City Meeting several months ago, and a local respectable (??) attorney started with all the “cussing,” and I just got up and left the meeting.  I once worked for a fellow, many years ago, and a decent guy too, who had a practice of cussing people, belittling them, etc., and I had heard it time and time again.  I was just waiting for him to get around to me… and he did.  He said what he said, and the very next morning; I called him out from the other people for a private conversation.  I told him that my Mother taught me to respect others, and that cursing them was a form of disrespect.  I told him that I would not accept that type of treatment, and that I was submitting my resignation.  He was shocked at my response.  He apologized profusely, and promised not to do it again.  Over the next six months that I remained there… I NEVER heard him talk like that in my presence again, nor had I heard of him doing it.  I stood my ground, and he respected me for it.  We remained friends over the next 40 years.  If one cannot express themselves without resorting to a vulgar vocabulary, then they should remain silent.  Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  Matthew 15:10-11  – And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”  …Blessings… cjlb…6/8/14  

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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