Tag: Christianity

A Word on Wednesday: Sin

Sin, from Hebrew, to miss the mark. As a verb, sin is an action. It results from succumbing to temptation or enticement. Sometimes, though, it occurs with lack of intention. Sin is to commit a transgression of divine law, to offend against a principle… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Sin”

A Word on Wednesday: Libation

Libation, a noun, a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity; the liquid poured out. This delightful word comes from Latin libationem (nominative libatio) “a drink offering,” noun of action from past participle stem of libare “pour out (an offering).” This word… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Libation”

A Word on Wednesday: Devotions

Defined as ecclesiastical. A religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use. I use my devotion time as reflection. Is it God, a higher power, a creator, or a deeper call to self that I am trying to reach… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Devotions”

A Word on Wednesday: Hollow

As a kid, a great disappointment was the hollow bunny that was part of the bounty of the Easter basket. I delighted in finding the basket under a table or behind a chair. I discovered colorful jelly beans, foil wrapped eggs, a carton of… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Hollow”

A Word on Wednesday: Encourage

        “So encourage each other and build up each other, just as you are already doing.”              1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT The verb encourage means to to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence. It is to stimulate by assistance or approval.  I am… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Encourage”

A Word on Wednesday: Vocation

We are given raw tools; I wonder how to use these most prudently. The word vocation comes to mind. Job, career, or occupation don’t seem to imply enough of a fulfillment factor. When I speak of vocation, I consider a secular definition: a strong impulse or inclination to follow a  particular activity or career.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Vocation”

A Word on Wednesday: Wait

Today is Ash Wednesday. We enter a time of waiting. A journey to deeper faith in our risen Lord Jesus Christ. It is an inward journey. A time to reflect on our barriers to living a fully Christian life. A time to anticipate that… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Wait”

A Word on Wednesday: Temporary

I think about my good fortune. That is redundant, good and fortune, together like that. But, I shall not digress. I think about my current abundance: family, security, necessities, love, and even luxury. I have to remember the context of my life and that… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Temporary”

A Word on Wednesday: Purpose

Purpose is word that gets thrown around a lot. Lately, I’ve been struggling with what is my purpose. In a Christian sense, my purpose is to love God and live out his will. I wonder, endlessly, how that translates to the secular world. And,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Purpose”

Three Words: Mingle, Mirth, & Meaning

Christmas is less than a week away. As we approach the fourth Sunday of advent, as a Christian, I have been reminded to prepare by lighting weekly candles of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy. The center candle to be lit to represent the birth… Continue Reading “Three Words: Mingle, Mirth, & Meaning”