Here’s what Samsung used to advertise their EcoBubble washing machine.
Some writers wait for inspiration, and others have learned where to find it. We might paraphrase Matthew 13:52 like this: Writers in the Kingdom of Heaven bring forth treasured stories that are familiar yet refreshingly new.
John Newton wrote a song that has been a source of strength for Americans since the founding of this country. From the old, we continue to write new thoughts about God’s amazing grace.
Anybody can sweeten sour lemons to make lemonade, but only God can use what we might think is worthless, changing lives, saving souls.
A paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 1:27 might read this way: God has chosen our meager writing skills to impact readers more than bestselling authors. He has chosen our small, insignificant words to change lives that were thought to be unchangeable.
Here’s what can be done with materials salvaged from the city dump.
Yuja Wang may be the most gifted pianist in the world today, but it didn’t happen by accident. She grew up in a musical family, began her piano studies at age six, and gave herself so completely to the craft that she attained international recognition by age twenty-one.
Her performance of Flight of the Bumblebee has been viewed on YouTube more than three million times.
In 1955, a McDonald’s hamburger cost fifteen cents, and for a dime, you could add fries. That was before anybody thought of supersizing.
In 1970, a dozen eggs cost .62, and a gallon of milk was 1.15. The price of just about everything seems to have been going up forever—except for language.
The numbers found in our words have never gone up. What would our sentences sound like if they did?
Here are five that were posted recently:
Association — A donkey’s social network
Congress — The opposite of Progress
Carburetor — Vending machine for foods high in sugar and starch
Irony — The physical composition of exercise equipment
Double Jeopardy — Renewing marriage vows
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