Save, We Pray – Hosanna!

Save, We Pray – Hosanna!

"Hosanna!" It's an interjection that we shout as praise in the Christian church. "Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" Hosanna. I've sung songs with that proclamation since I was a child (I still remember thinking, at the ripe age...

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Word of the Week – Arctic and Antarctic

Word of the Week – Arctic and Antarctic

A couple weeks ago, I had a message from a reader asking me to do a feature on arctic and antarctic, because he heard they meant "near the bear" and "away from the bear" and thought, "Nah, that can't be right!" I love that I'm the word nerd that people turn to for these questions. =D And if you...

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Something from Nothing

Something from Nothing

We serve a God who makes something out of nothing. He did it in creation, taking the blank canvas of space and turning it into an ever-expanding network of galaxies, planets, suns, wormholes, black holes, supernovas, matter, energy, light, and life. In that moment that science has come to term the...

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Word of the Week – Tedious

Word of the Week – Tedious

You probably know the definition of tedious: "tiresome because of length or dullness : boring." But the etymology of tedious is actually a bit more interesting and made me snort-laugh when I saw it. Tedious and tedium are from the Late Latin taediosus and taedium (respectively--obviously the same...

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His Kingdom and His Will

His Kingdom and His Will

Don’t you love those occasions when you’re reading multiple things at the same time and they all coalesce? That’s what happened to me this week, as I was reading the Gospel of Mark and meditating on the Lord’s prayer. Let’s start with Mark 13:30. Jesus is telling His disciples about the End of the...

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Word of the Week – Minute

Word of the Week – Minute

Last week I took a look at the uses of second ... which led me straight to minute. I did mention in that post that the divisions of time were once "prime minute" and "second minute" ... well, along the way, "prime minute" got shortened to minute and "second minute" to second. But let's take a look...

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An Untamed Faith

An Untamed Faith

I've been a C.S. Lewis fan for decades. I, like most kids, started out reading The Chronicles of Narnia, and when I reread the books to my own kids a couple years ago, I realized how much of my faith life was formed by those books--especially by The Last Battle. In some ways, the final book in the...

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Word of the Week – Second

Word of the Week – Second

The other day as my daughter and I were watching her pre-cal lesson, the presenter (talking about the velocity of falling objects) said, "Now, in the second second, the object will be moving at..." Xoe looked over at me and said, "Why is it called that, anyway? Why is second the word for a measure...

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While We Sleep

While We Sleep

Have you ever paused to think about all the things God does while we sleep? The Bible is full of examples of dreams and visions that come to people while they're in their beds. From Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph to the prophets like Isaiah and Joel; and then of course, in the new testament we have...

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Word of the Week – Reveal

Word of the Week – Reveal

We all know what reveal and revelation mean, of course...and they have been in the English language for a LONG time. Like, since the early 1400s. The meaning has never really changed either--it's always been "to disclose, to divulge, to make known." What's interesting is actually the Latin root....

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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award winning 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.