Tagged with Language Matters

Calling Foul

Calling Foul

Last week I read the honest and thoughtful words of Bethany, a writer I’ve been following since January.  In that terrible month when I lost my girls, she lost her mother, who had breast cancer. And now it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when we cover the world with pink ribbons.  Hopefully we do so … Continue reading

Mis-quote worthy Wednesdays

Mis-quote worthy Wednesdays

There are things we say about God and faith that do not come from the Bible itself and that are true nevertheless.  Think about the lyrics to our worship songs or good writing on faith-related topics, for instance. There are also things we say about God and faith that do not come from the Bible … Continue reading

Soda

Right now, our students are struggling a bit with an ongoing conversation we’re having about language.  During our training week, we began to talk about word choice, especially blessing. Since then, the topic continues to come up, and next week we’ll be training together on why language matters. So far, they understand that sometimes their … Continue reading

Why Muggers Suck

Today I read my dear friend’s blog, only to discover she was mugged this week.  Just about seven years ago, so was I.  Reading her experience brought an uncanny reminder of my own:  the way you think on your feet but also feel paralyzed at the same time; asking yourself what they really want and how long … Continue reading

Ser and Estar

A few weeks ago, when we spent the night at a mission on Skid Row, I noticed that the packet for the group leader said something like, Thank you for taking time to better understand the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness. It struck me instantly for one main reason.  Usually, we say those who … Continue reading