We’ve all been unlucky enough to grab a nearby pen in a hurry, only to realize that said pen has somehow managed to leak all over your hands, shirt, book, and somehow your face. That ugly stain remains, no matter how many times you work to scrub it off, staring at you and reminding you of the fact that the true power of the pen is kept carefully inside.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the … Read More »
No matter what level of education you have, it’s easy to recognize the importance of punctuation. We recognize the weight of commas in sentences like “let’s eat, Grandma” versus this version with the omitted comma: “let’s eat Grandma.” One other punctuation mark I used quite frequently in my sentence structures as a child was that good old exclamation point. Let me refresh your memory. An exclamation mark indicates strong feelings, excitement, or high volume. That tiny point means some serious business.
Things really start getting crazy when the exclamation mark separates from the paper and inserts itself in physical circumstances. Perhaps you can remember your parents shouting “Go to your room!” or your coach bellowing at you to “run harder!” Maybe this even occurred when your best friend recently jumped high off the ground, excitedly screaming the news of her … Read More »