Word Nerd Wednesday – Heir

Please join me in welcoming Gwen Williams to My Messy Desk. We are piling on our theme of adoption from last week and considering what it means to be an heir to God’s treasures. Heir – (Latin/Old French) Middle English from Latin Old French heres A person legally entitled to the property or rank of […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Adopted

Please welcome adoptee and faith blogger Renee Griffen to My Messy Desk for this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday! Adopted a·dopt is pronounced əˈdäpt/. Adopted is the past tense verb of the root word adopt. Online definitions for adopt include: (hyperlink to the word definitions this link: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=adopted&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=adopted+definition ) “1. legally take another’s child and bring […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Grafted

This week we welcome Adele-Alys Spill back to My Messy Desk to talk about being grafted into God’s family. GRAFT(ING) The  process by which a shoot or bud of one plant or tree (scion) is inserted into the stem or trunk of another plant or tree (stock) where it continues to grow, becoming a permanent […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – New Covenant

My dear friend Hope joins us around My Messy Desk again this week, discussing the New Covenant! new: (from kainos) something recently made which is superior to what it succeeds covenant: (from diatheke) usually means an unbreakable agreement between two parties; in this case, emphasis is on the unilateral action of God  For if there […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Prophecy

Please give my friend, Tara Blake Hatton, from”Story of My Heart,” a warm welcome back to My Messy Desk.   Prophecy:  the gift of communicating and enforcing revealed truth from the Greek prophēteía from prophḗtēs, “prophet,” which is derived from pró, “before” and phēmí, “make clear, assert as a priority” what is clarified beforehand; prophecy which […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Precept

Today I’m excited to welcome back to My Messy Desk my MilSpouse Sister, Anji Budzinski! The English word “Precept” \ˈprē-ˌsept\ originated from a Latin word, praeceptum, which meant to accept before, as in receiving knowledge that thereafter guides behavior.  Praeceptum is derived from prae- + capere “to take”. A number of Hebrew and Greek words of the Holy Scriptures are translated […]

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