Daily Prompt: Critical – A Spoonful of Sugar

Daily Prompt: Critical – A Spoonful of Sugar

Daily Prompt: Critical

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11 ESV

If there’s one thing that living my life has taught me, it’s that, more often than not, healing hurts.

wood,floor,building,home,hall,propertyAnd that can be any kind of improvement: physical, emotional, spiritual, you name it. This is, I think, because, when you get down to it, healing is change – for the better.

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Daily Prompt: Inhabit

Daily Prompt: Inhabit

Daily Prompt: Inhabit
I like to play with words.

I spell out acronyms to remind me of bigger pictures. I chase down where and how a meaning came to be. And I love a good pun.

Inhabit is a verb that I can have some fun with. It is, of course, “to live in,” and usually refers to a physical place.

It’s derivation is Latin habere “have,” evolving to in + habitere “dwell.”

But I’m familiar with another way to use it.

“In habit.” As in “I’m in [the] habit [of].” Get it? I’m in habit.

Habit is neutral. “A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”

Don’t we all want the good ones?

Daily Prompt: Three in One! Solitary Recite Trance

Daily Prompt: Three in One! Solitary Recite Trance

Daily Prompt: Solitary Recite Trance

How often do you get to take three consecutive daily prompts and respond with a single post?

Well, for me, Solitary, Recite, and Trance fit perfectly together, describing, of course, Prayer.

praying handsBut whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 ISV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16 ESV

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3 ESV

A great story which puts all these elements together is the movie War Room.

War Room

War Room
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