Do you still own a land line phone? A land line? What’s that, Barry? Those are phones attached to an outlet in your wall connected to wires leading to an upper, outside corner of your house where wires jump! to a telephone pole and connect themselves to a larger (bigger) wire that transmits your ‘Hi, Mom!‘, ‘No, I don’t want to subscribe to Readers Digest‘ or ‘Um, uh, yeah …. ummm, no… when? um, OK … um, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh, OK‘ to the appropriate ear. How does this happen? Some blame it on magic, others think it’s science. I think it’s probably a little bit of both.
The Purging Lutheran and his beautiful wife, My Sweet Rib, disconnected our land lines years ago. That’s $30 or $40 per month saved now being used to pay for extra giggitybytes on our cell phones. Woot! Download those extra ‘instant karma’ videos, ‘gangnam style music’ yewtoobs, and the world’s greatest, ‘the insanity test’ (the F1 engine voiceover). If and when, or if you already have disconnected your land line just remember that the extra few bucks you save doesn’t justify tart or salty language or using demeaning phrases against other people.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.