“…it’s not changing the fact, rather, it’s BRAGGING about the facts.”

Boasting vs. Embellishing…. I’m not too guilty of these misdemeanors.  Sure, I have my druthers, but I keep them to myself.  Actually, I’ve  probably done them both, just not at the same time, and not on a regular basis.  My simple mind thinks of boasting as more along the lines of STRETCHING the facts; like… having a PhD, when I only have a Masters.  I’m probably more guilty of embellishing.  Boasting is bragging about certain facts; like how smart your child is, and telling everybody, everyday.  Or, gloating about one’s recent promotion or achievement…over and over.  Maybe bragging about how beautiful your wife and children are.  It’s not changing the facts, rather, it’s bragging about the facts, be it children, money, achievements, or possessions.  Rather it’s boasting, bragging, embellishing, or gloating, the main person being hurt is yourself; and indirectly, your family.  Seriously, it’s not a good thing to do; and as we grow older, and enjoy some measureable degree of success… well….. it’s just not remotely necessary, or appropriate.  Worse yet, are those who do both…Boast and embellishJeremiah 9:23 – Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches. …Blessings… cjlb…10/15/13

"...and who said there was not a God?"

“…and who said there was not a God?”

PHOTO CREDIT:  That would be me…taken through the car window, this past Sunday…”looking through the eye of the needle.” ….Blessings…cjlb…10-15-13. (Is this BOASTING?)

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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