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Sunday, July 18, 2010

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In my devotions that I receive from  Proverbs 31 Ministries  each day the following was just so perfect especially for those of use with teen children or grandchildren.


"Do you know the most annoying word in the English language
By popular vote, the word whatever won the dubious award of most annoying word by a poll conducted by Marist College in October of 2009. And, admittedly, most people use the phrase, Whatever!—I do myself. Even my three-year-old granddaughter looked at me the other day and said, "Whatever, Grandma."

Can't you hear it ring in your head as an exasperated person says, "Whatever!" Or a teen rolling her eyes and whooshing out, "WHAT-ehv-errr." Yes, it can be an annoying word. It can be a hurtful word filled with dismissal of a person or a person's actions.

However, I believe the Apostle Paul would not agree that it is a word nominated for most annoying. He determined whatever was a word that encompassed all the good things we experience in this life. He preferred to use the term as a directive for us to consider all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. Then he finished in admonishment to us with, "And the God of peace will be with you""
written by:.Susanne Scheppmann


I hope this fills your heart with peace today as you think about the 


Whatever's in your life.
















The Children of Quito and I. 
Have a blessed day! Debbie



9 comments:

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

I came to visit from Spiritual Sunday and enjoyed your post. And Yup, as one of the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents, helping with the grandkids and enjoying the grown kids, I hear whatever from every lip including mine (well, maybe not my senior mom's - I'll have to think about that :) ). Thanks for a great new perspective on it that will linger nicely. And PTL - so glad your husband is home safe! Have a blessed week.

Virginia said...

From now on I will think of that word in a different light.
Thanks for sharing.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Annesphamily said...

Amen! That is a very annoying word! I have to pray daily that God will restrain my tongue! Thank you for sharing this today. Blessings Anne

Daughter of the KING said...

Guilty of using the word! Still I also like the way Paul used it. Think about these things: whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy... Whatever holds a totally different meaning there, does it not?

Blessings,
Linda J

char72 said...

How interesting. I like the way you turned an annoying word into a good word. Thank you for sharing this.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I will have to remember this the next time I hear someone say those words. What a great post.
Blessings,

Ginger

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing a new perspective on a popular word.

Anita Johnson said...

I will think of the word, "whatever", in a much more positive way from now on. A big thank you to you! I enjoyed looking at your murals. I was an art teacher a long time ago and have painted murals in our new church building to help save money too. Yours are beautiful!

Barbara Jean said...

Certainly agree with the 'whatever' being the most annoying word.
Glad to hear a different perspective on it.

thanks

blessings

barbara jean