Tag Archives: words and phrases


I’m still more or less sick.  I was pretty dead yesterday, but Hero was here and took care of me.  Now I’m slightly recovered and Beauty is mostly better, which is not the most ideal of combinations but such is … Continue reading

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This morning the leader of our women’s prayer time quoted Psalm 81:7, “I will speak to you in the secret place of thunder.” The secret place of thunder. What a wonderful thing.  Sitting on my parents’ front porch, sipping hot … Continue reading

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Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not alight. ~Proverbs 26:2 Someone recently mentioned this verse to Hero and me, as we were dealing with the emotional fallout from a third party who said some … Continue reading

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Still not a luxury

Not much to say, just that I’ve been working on a typographical art type thing.  I’m pretty pleased with it.  I’ve made a couple versions; I think I’m going to print one out and pin it up somewhere significant, once … Continue reading

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Yesterday was the women’s Bible study, and we watched part of a sermon by Joseph Prince where he was talking about Yeshua calming the storm, and he mentioned that it was safe for Yeshua to go to sleep, because He … Continue reading

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Minor Peeve #133

It’s going “through the wringer” NOT “through the ringer.”  I have seen “ringer” in too many blogs from people who normally know better and it’s really starting to irritate me.  A “ringer” is a person who rings church bells, according … Continue reading

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My family are such nerds.  Case in point: my little sister (who is twelve) got a point off her math homework recently.  She used the word “widdershins” instead of “counter-clockwise” because “widdershins” is clearly an awesome word, and her math … Continue reading

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Passing of a password

My email account got hacked yesterday.  Someone got in (presumably they brute-forced the password) and attempted to send a whole bunch of spam emails.  Fortunately Gmail is a pretty well-designed service and refused to send the majority of the emails, … Continue reading

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Songs I refuse to believe in

When I got in the car last night, the radio was halfway through the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”  I kept expecting it to turn into a commercial for Chili’s or something, but it never did and therefore is presumably a … Continue reading

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The latest issue of Wired has a history of emoticons and smileys.  There were some very interesting bits, including some I’d read before, but my favorite was a proposal by Ambrose Bierce in 1887. Ambrose Bierce wanted to reform the … Continue reading

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