Word Nerd Wednesday – Sacrifice

Please welcome AdeleAlys from Mathews, North Carolina to My Messy Desk for this week’s edition of #WORDNerdWednesday. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a new perspective to the table. Please give her loads of encouragment as she begins her blogging journey next Month! from Latin “sacra” – holy/sacred  &  “facio” – to make/to do […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Propitiation

I’m so excited today to be joined at My Messy Desk by a fellow Military Spouse (but for the other service), Anji Budzynski. Meeting her at SheSpeaks last year was like bumping into an old friend. Let’s welcome her warmly! Propitiation (pro pish ē ā shun) –  to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or […]

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WORD Nerd Wednesday – Reconciliation

Today my dear friend and inspiring bible scholar, Hope Meaux, is joining us with an in-depth study on reconciliation. This is her very first blog, but I sure wish she would make it a habit, so let’s show her some love!   Reconcile – to put an end to hostility Reconciliation – restoration to friendly relations; […]

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WORD Nerd Wednesday – Redemption

I’m honored to have Sarah Travis joining us this week for #WORDNerd Wednesday. She brings such a wealth of knowledge and experience! Give her a nice warm welcome, won’t you! Redemption — 1. the act of making something better or more acceptable, 2. the act of exchanging something for money, an award, etc. Redemption in Christianity — […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Glorification

I’m so excited to have Tara Hatton who shares insight on “Story of My Heart” … joining us today for #WORDNerdWednesday.   glory – from the greek word doxa (noun):  a seeming, an appearance.  In the NT, honour, glory of external conditions:  dignity, splendour, glory of an external appearance:  luster, brightness, dazzling light of internal character: […]

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WORD Nerd Wednesday – Sanctification

I’m thrilled to be joined around My Messy Desk today by my friend and fellow WORDNerd, Misty Keith.   sanctification – Comes from the Latin verb “sanctificare.” Sanctificare is derived from sanctus “holy” and facere “to make.” In its verbal form, the word is sanctify. The Greek word translated “sanctification” (hagiasmos [aJgiasmov”]) means “holiness.” To sanctify, therefore, means “to make holy. 1. […]

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