According to Dr Oz---Oprah's personal guru on all things medical--your nose will grow until the day you die----BAD NEWS FOR SOME!  NOT ONLY THAT--but my ONE GOOD FEATURE---my ears--they will continue to grow as well.  Since my ears are so darling--no need to worry--but some of you Howdy Doody's,  best be looking for a plastic surgeon.  Don't believe me---then look here.

Here I was thinking your nose only grew when you told "Whoppers".  We all know about poor Pinocchio---


He is the shining example of why our noses grow---or so I thought. When the truth would have served him better--he continued on with one tall tale after another.  That is what happens when you start distorting the truth---there seems to be no place to stop.  

Why do we feel the need to not live truth?  Why do we go down the path of deception into the dark forest of guilt and shame.  There are times we avoid the truth to protect others--but have we protected them when reality is still staring you in the face?  

"Oh,the tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
Sir Walter Scott 

There is a famous quote in The Word as well.  It declares we should know and live the truth by living as His disciple. The truth is always better in the end. 

Deep thoughts in the middle of a hot summer day---

"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:31


  1. Hmm..why do teenagers lie so much? That is the question! (lol--sorry just had to add my 2 cents)--when I was young-I once told a whopper of a lie, of course it was found out and I was punished for it (severely). I have tried to live by the motto: "Always tell the truth, as it is much easier to remember". Now, I am not innocent of always speaking the truth..but I do find it easier when I do. And to put it like my husband said, "If you don't want to know the answer, then don't ask her. My wife is brutely honest and tactless." Blessings (great post!!!)

    1. LINDA--you have been in Yankee Land TOO LONG! All of us Southerners avoid the truth at all cost when asked those impossible to answer questions such as Does my butt look big in this dress?" "How do you like my new hair style/color? " "Do you read my blog?" (personal one there)
      You are right--why lie when the truth is so much easier?


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