As far as I’m concerned, words really are wondrous. That’s why I like paying attention to them while reading, and also why I love to play this weekly “game” of find-a-new-word-or-two. Thanks, Kathy, for creating the game and keeping it going.
One of the first things I do every morning is spend time in contemplation – a time of reading, thinking and prayer. It’s the best way I know to start a day. This year I’ve spent some of that early morning time reading the Upper Room Disciplines 2012. I’ve been looking back at the things I highlighted throughout the year. I found quite a few new words. I’ll share some of them with you this week and next.
1. antithetical: Somehow we fear that physicality and sensuousness are antithetical to relationship with God.
2. imprecation: Then, in keeping with many psalms, comes the imprecation: those who inhibit righteousness will be thrust away as thorns.
Imprecation mean a spoken curse.
3. dross: Praying with God’s word can help us recognize and separate the dross of unspiritual thoughts and habits that obscure the works of God’s Spirit in our lives.
Dross is something regarded as worthless; rubbish.
Wondrous Word Wednesday is sponsored by Kathy @ Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.