Word Nerd Wednesday Apostle

Word Nerd Wednesday – Apostle

I’m excited to be sharing my thoughts and research on the word Apostle for this week’s edition of Word Nerd Wednesday, especially on the heels of last weeks post about being a disciple. ********* Apostle Definition apos·tle  (1) \ ə-ˈpä-səl \ 1 : one sent on a mission: such as      a : one […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Disciple

Word Nerd Wednesday – Disciple

Please welcome Amy Juett, from Calamus Mom, to My Messy Desk for this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post on the often misunderstood word, disciple and how it relates to discipline. I think you will be pleasantly encouraged. ********* As a mom, the words disciple and discipline thread through my mind on a regular basis as […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Catechize

Patricia Willoughby is here to kick off this new year of Word Nerd Wednesdays with the word catechize. I hope you’ll find a reason to make this practice a part of your life. ********* Catechize [kat-i-kahyz] What Does It Mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary 1828 online dictionary, there are three definitions. An alternate spelling is […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Myrrh

Word Nerd Wednesday – Myrrh

My dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, continues with the third of three words common to Christmas, Myrrh, for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Myrrh Myrrh (Hebrew; lot, n.): resinous, fragrant, slightly bitter to the taste; mastic bark (a resinous gum of the rockrose plant). Myrrh (Greek; smyrna, n.): an aromatic […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday - Frankincense

Word Nerd Wednesday – Frankincense

My dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, continues with the second of three words common to Christmas, Frankincense, for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Frankincense Frankincense (Hebrew; febond, n.): whiteness; white and shining; a fragrant, resinous gum-incense; Also, (Hebrew; qeforet, n.): incense, smoke offering, its pleasant fragrance symbolic of God’s acceptance […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Gold

Word Nerd Wednesday – Gold

For this week and the next two, my dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, tackles three words common to Christmas, beginning with Gold for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Gold Gold (Hebrew; zahab, n.): nugget of pure gold; from the root ‘to shimmer and shine’. Also, (Hebrew; paz, n.): purest gold; […]

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