Word of the Week – Savvy

Word of the Week – Savvy

I recently saw a list of fun Colonial-era words that we should totally bring back into use.  One of them was savvy, which anyone who watched Pirates of the Caribbean can hear in Jack Sparrow's voice. Well, just for the record, Jack was totally using it appropriately. 😉 Savvy today usually means...

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What We’ve Been Reading – July 2020

What We’ve Been Reading – July 2020

It's been a great summer for reading for me! This isn't always the case, so that's been a real treat. Of course, it means other things haven't been getting done, but let's not focus on that, LOL. For now, here are a few highlights, though not my exhaustive list!It's been a while since I've read...

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An Angry Dilemma

An Angry Dilemma

What makes you angry? Maybe you’re frustrated with the state of the world right now. Maybe someone you love has been ill-treated. Maybe politics makes you red in the face. Maybe your spouse ignores your feelings or your kids don’t listen or your neighbor keeps doing that thing you asked them a...

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Word of the Week – Grand

Word of the Week – Grand

A couple weeks ago, my husband said something about something costing "Ten Gs" and my mother-in-law said, "Where does that come from, anyway?" Cue the chime of "Word of the week!" from my kids, LOL. So obviously we knew that "G" was just short for grand. But why and when did grand start to mean a...

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Unity Begins with Us

Unity Begins with Us

"How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!" ~ Psalm 133:1 (NIV)   I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say they wish for unity among God's people. But as my husband pointed out, what they usually mean is "I wish everyone agreed with me, because clearly...

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Word of the Week – Cushy

Word of the Week – Cushy

A couple weeks ago a friend sent me a list of "18 English Words That Are Actually Hindi," and while quite a few of them I knew that about, others really surprised me. One of those was cushy. I knew that cushy meant "soft" and so I think I always imagined it came from cushion. Cuz, you...

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The Story of Truth

The Story of Truth

One of the reasons I've always loved fiction is that it can take mere facts and make them mean something to us. More, they can take a familiar story and show us a side of it we've never considered. Stories can take the truth and shine the Truth upon it. They can help us see beyond OUR truth to HIS...

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Word of the Week – Hot Dog

Word of the Week – Hot Dog

(A revisit from 2012) Is summer hot dog season in your family? This year we've started grilling out on our campfire ring every Sunday with my mother-in-law, and hot dogs are pretty much always on the menu. But have you ever wondered where they got their name? Well, a hot dog is defined as a...

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Word of the Week – Quantum

Word of the Week – Quantum

I'm currently reading Siri Mitchell's State of Lies for my book club (SO GOOD!!!!), in which the heroine is a quantum physicist. (Which her 6-yr-old son calls a fizziest, which made me giggle.) I've been thoroughly enjoying all the science jokes on her T-shirts, and her musings about things like...

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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.

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