Lean In
Rearview Mirror
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Pause for thought

"Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others." Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)

Some time ago, as I was driving down the road, a fellow driver pulled up next to me and motioned for me to roll down my window. My thoughts raced. I didn’t think I had cut him off, missed a light, or gone too slow. What had I done? With ...

Ask, Seek, Knock
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There’s a Scottish verb, which is also a noun, that has become the official name of a bird!

Ornithologists from Albion will immediately know I am talking about the “crake” which is a bird that has a distinctive, raspy call often described as “ceaseless”.

In Scotland it is also applied to those, especially young children, who are ceaselessly ...

Peer pressure
Lumberjack
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You didn’t know there were lumberjacks in the New Testament?

Well there are, or at least Paul refers to them indirectly! You can be forgiven for not having heard of them because the translators never say their names, and Paul only refers indirectly to them in a passage dealing with a much more serious topic, but one which we are all called ...

Picture of WWI soldiers
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Salvation Army History

In 1938, the first-ever National Donut Day was celebrated in Chicago, and the history of The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies was officially immortalized. The Donut Lassies were sent to France in 1917 where they established field bases near the front lines. These huts served as locations where soldiers could stock up on essential goods and snag a treat ...

Crowns
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“Crown him with many crowns…” - Matthew Bridges SASB #358

“…Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all” - Edward Perronnet SASB #73

I am a word geek. Words, their meanings and origins fascinate me. I am especially intrigued by foreign words which have no equivalent single-word equivalent in English, or when a single word ...