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Faith Filled Friday: Odd Bible Words & Phrases

There are a lot of words and phrases in the KJV Bible that I find interesting and some even amusing. There are many that I do not know the meaning of. I thought I would share a few of them with you. Please share any odd words or phrases that you like also. ~ Connie

Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew…? 2 Samuel 3:8 – The question is: Am I a contemptible traitor?
her bowels yearned 1 Kings 3:26 – Her compassion grew warm.
bowels Philemon 7 – It means innermost feelings or hearts. This word seems to be used a lot, but back in that time the bowels were very important and thought to be the center of the body, not the heart as we know today.
under his vine and under his fig tree 1 Kings 4:25 – A proverbial expression for idyllic conditions (Micah 4:4)
a talent of gold 1 Chronicles 20:2 – About 1,200 oz. (75 lbs.) or 34 kg
harrows of iron 1 Chronicles 20:3 – Iron instruments with sharp spikes; I asked my son what a harrow was and he explained that it was a giant rake pulled behind a tractor, like when gathering hay.
a weaver’s beam 1 Chronicles 20:5 – It weighed about 17 lbs. (7.7 kg); I’m not sure if they are talking about Goliath or his brother, but that was what they compared his spear staff to.
shake mine head Job 16:4 – A gesture of derision
a tabret Job 17:6 – A spitting in the face, an abhorring
numbers thereof Psalm 71:15 – God’s inexhaustible mercies cannot be counted.
dealeth in proud wrath Proverbs 21:24 – acts in boundless arrogance
stand praying Mark 11:25 – In ancient worship this was the normal position of prayer.
when the even was come Mark 15:42 – even was between 3pm and sunset
I trow not Luke 17:9 – I think or suppose not.
sick of the palsy Acts 9:33 – paralyzed
kick against the pricks Acts 26:14 – A Greek proverb for useless resistance; i.e., it was useless for Paul to persecute the church–he was only hurting himself. pricks (i.e., goads) were long, wooden rods with a sharp point used to prod oxen while plowing.
did I use lightness? 2 Corinthians 1:17 – was I vacillating?
I wot not Philippians 1:22 – It means I perceive not. I used think the word wot was like want, but that does not make sense in context; when you read verse 23 with it, then it makes perfect sense.
Gainsayers Titus 1:9 – Those who contradict sound doctrine.
lively stones – 1 Peter 2:4-5 – This phrase means believers.
Grudging 1 Peter 4:9 – This word means murmuring.
he careth for you 1 Peter 5:7 – Lit., it matters to Him concerning you.

I Heart Neologisms

I love wordplay.

WordDreams...

From my friend Paul. Bibliophiles and neologists–this is for you:beikigusn

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

The winners are:

  • Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
  • Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

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Home Front – Wartime Recipes (4)

I printed out a couple recipes to try from one of the earlier lists and still have not made them. I need to get busy! I hope you find some you want to try.

Pacific Paratrooper

Please thankCarolynon her website for putting these delicious meals on-line!       We often discuss the food our parents and grandparents dined on, despite rationing and wartime, they ate quite well – here are some of the recipes you might want to try out.

Carnation Milk ad, 1942

Recipe 101: Gingernuts

Recipe 102: Eggless christmas pudding

Recipe 103: Leftovers stew

Recipe 104: Vinaigrette dressing

Recipe 105: Apple pudding

Recipe 106: Irish omelette

Recipe 107: Potato cakes

Recipe 108: Glazed turnips (Canadian recipe)

Recipe 109: Carrot roll

Recipe 110: Wartime Bara Brith

Recipe 111: Bread and prune pudding

Recipe 112: Sausage stovies

Recipe 113: Malted loaf

Recipe 114: Toad in the Hole

Recipe 115: Summer berry jam

Recipe 116: Scones

Recipe 117: Mock cream 3

Recipe 118: Vegetable Pie

Recipe 119: 

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It’s OK To Ask For Help

A good list to have on hand. Always keep God close as well. He is only a prayer away.

Penny Wilson Writes

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This site has a ton of information on it!  You can text, chat, call, email your question or concern to get help.  They also have an App.  If you or someone you know needs help, check out this site!  Tell your friends!

Although this site seems to be aimed to young adults or kids, it has information on it that would be helpful to someone of any age.

Getting help for depression, suicide prevention and other difficult mental health issues is a subject that is important to me.  Please check out my page on Depression & Mental Health Help.  On this page…

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Faith Filled Friday: A Few Facts about the Bible

In the KJV there are a total of 66 books
The Old Testament has 39 and the New Testament has 27
Total Number of Verses in the KJV are 31,173
The Old Testament has 23,214 and the New Testament has 7,959
The Number of Authors is 40
The Word ‘God occurs 4,370 times; it appears in every book of the Bible except Esther and Song of Solomon
The Word ‘Jehovah’ occurs 6,855 times
The Word ‘Lord’ occurs 7,736 times
The Longest Chapter is Psalms 119
The Shortest Chapter is Psalms 117
The Most Comforting Chapters are Psalms 23, John 14
The Love Chapter is 1 Corinthians 13
The Faith Chapter is Hebrews 11
The Longest Verse is Esther 8:9
The Shortest Verse is John 11:35
The Most Precious Verse is John 3:16
The Verse containing all letters except J is Ezra 7:21
The Verse containing all letters except Q is Daniel 4:37

Anagram for Christ
What Christ Did for Me
Christ                      John 14:6
Healed me              James 5:16
Restored my soul    Psalm 23:3
Interceded for me   Romans 5:8
Strengthened me    Psalm 22:19
Took away my sin  Romans 10:9-13

The Haunted Steps

Maybe I should have talked to the house before we bought it. It was nothing to look at and badly in need of fixing up. Back in the 70s it was a steal. It was in a nice neighborhood, but the quality of homes made a dramatic drop nearing the end of the street, including the house we bought.
My husband Jack was quite the handyman, so it would be nothing to fix up this house. Or so I thought. We moved in–my husband, myself, a toddler and a nine-month old baby. We were barely settled when the car accident happened. Now there was no money and Jack could not physically do the work.
Maybe the house did not like being annoyed by a baby’s lusty midnight cries or my toddler’s rambunctious playing. Houses are inanimate and have no feelings, but I think that old house did not like us and it wanted us gone.
A staircase sat directly in the middle of the house and ran from the first floor to the second, and another staircase went from the second to the third floor. There was a door at the bottom and top of that staircase. We stored a few things on the third floor, but did not use it for anything at first. I kept the bottom door closed so exploring toddlers would be safe.
It took us a few years before we could start remodeling. Our bedrooms were on the second floor on the same side of the hall. There was a glass paneled door separating the two rooms. The front room on the other side of the hall was made into a living room and the other room was a junk room. A place to put things until the rooms got finished on the first floor. We still had to use the downstairs kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.
One evening after the kids were in bed and fast asleep, I was sitting in the living room on the second floor. The sofa was up against the stairway wall. I heard soft steps going down the stairs.
My heartbeat kicked up a notch. Who was coming down from the third floor? Jack was at work and the boys were sleeping. The steps were slow and light, which sounded like they belonged to a young woman. I stopped reading and got up to take a look, saying a prayer as I headed to the door.
They stopped when they reached the bottom. There was a brief pause and then I heard them go back up. I was too scared to open the door. I never heard them during the day, only after dark. Whoever was walking up and down the stairs continued all the years we lived there. The steps never changed, just slowly going up and down, up and down. Another oddity was that I always heard them coming down first then going up. I don’t know if that meant anything or not. Truly, I did not want to know.
When my sons got older and had friends sleep over they heard the steps walking up and down the stairs also. I sometimes thought they stayed over just so they could brag about taking the dare.
The house had an interesting history. It was built in the early 1900s as a stagecoach stop and eventually became a house of ill repute. I never learned if someone was murdered in the house or if one of the working girls died there.
We lived in the house for nearly twenty years, but it never got remodeled the way we wanted. I don’t think the ghost wanted any changes made to her house. My sons told me that the people who bought it said they heard the footsteps also. Many years later we were visiting family and decided to drive by our old house. They had painted the outside and redid the yard, but we never stopped to visit or go inside.
Maybe one of the working girls was trying to find a way out.

Happy Halloween!

The obscure word of the week is cuckooning

Fascinating story. I love the word, but can’t think of a sentence for it.

Matthew Wright

This week’s obscure English word is cuckooning.

It was coined by Lady Cynthia Asquith (1887-1960) to describe her lifestyle during the First World War. Her husband, Herbert ‘Beb’ Asquith, was serving in France; she was left to bring up their two young sons. Although she was daughter of Hugo Charteris, the 11th Earl of Wemyss – which gave her the title – neither she nor Beb had much money. As a result, she rented out the town-house she owned, for income, and instead wafted about her friends, staying with them for long periods and enjoying the London high-life of the day with friends such as D. H Lawrence, who later based his character Lady Connie Chatterley on Cynthia.

Cynthia Asquith in 1923. Via Wikipedia.

Towards the end of the war Cynthia Asquith became secretary to J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, and she later became a prominent writer…

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