True Confessions

Ok…I’m a word nerd. It’s true. I actually requested a dictionary for my birthday.

Gaye’s husband saw the package and asked, “What’s this for?”

“For Christy’s birthday.”

“A dictionary?” he said scrunching his forehead. “Why didn’t you get her jewelry or some normal girly stuff?”

But for this writer, a dictionary is the best accessory! It ain’t no normal dictionary neither. It’s the Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary.

Noah Webster was a godly man and frequently used scriptures to further define our language. Of course, you won’t find scriptures in definitions today and since his first publication in 1828, our language has endured other revisions as well. I had to wonder. If two and a half centuries have diluted our language, how much it has been watered down since the days when the first Bible manuscripts were penned?

For example, where did we get the idea that gluttony only concerns food?

I’m just asking.

Gluttony is derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow. Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste.

Ouch. I’ve got an extravagant appetite for a lot of things that don’t have to be cooked or swallowed.

For example, retail therapy. My personal favs: home décor, antiques, Hobby Lobby and estate sales (my car is on autopilot when I see a sign).

It got so bad last year, I even went on a fast. No decorating for an entire month. It was either that or rehab. Since then, I’ve kept a close eye on my appetite for home décor.

What about you? What things do you tend to be gluttonous with?

 



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6 Responses to True Confessions

  1. Tina November 6, 2008 at 8:21 am #

    Each story you write always capture me in the first few sentences. As a matter of fact I copy them and hand them out to who ever God puts on my heart. I guess if I get so much out of it so will somebody else.
    Thank you for sharing your great stories!

  2. Melissa J. November 6, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    It used to be myspace really bad, but now I rarely ever get on it unless I am at your house or my Moms’. So I think it’s okay now… But that is definitly what it used to be.

  3. Lora November 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm #

    I am new to your mailing list but have to admit I’m drawn in by your writings. They have touched me on a personal level each time.. Especially this one on over – induldging. Being a former addict my list could go on and on. But Thank God for God’s Grace and Mercy… Today I would have to say my struggles have been comparing myself to others. I thank you so much for sharing your passion. You have inspired me.

  4. Kay November 7, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    You never cease to amaze me at the timeliness of your stories and how well they are everyday life. Your use of scripture is very right on and sometimes used is ways I have never heard or thought of. Thank you for sharing so much with me. Blessings for the years to come, K

  5. Darla Muralt November 9, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    Do you like stay up all night and pray before you write this stuff?
    Always getting into my personel space girlfriend. I guess that’s what the Lord is talking about when he says iron sharpens iron, only in this case Christy sharpens Darla.
    Time is my choice of glutten, I really need to manage it better. That and maybe a little chocolate.
    You always bless me. darla

  6. Runningmama November 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    Exercise, blogging, reading.

    Once again, you nailed me. 😉

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