The English language is a strange thing. We say one goose but two geese. Does that mean one moose two meese? We say one tooth and two teeth. So one booth and two beeth? People recite at a play and play at a recital. Does a house burn up or burn down?
Lots of things about our language don’t make sense. But it does make sense to learn our language and learn how to use it better. One way to do that is by increasing your vocabulary. Make a place in your organizer for new words you come across. Then, make little cards with your new words and keep them in your pocket or on your dashboard. When you’re in a waiting room or at a stop light take them out and practice using them. Look for ways to use them in writing or conversation. In time your communications skills will greatly increase.
God used words to bring the plan of salvation to us. Investing a few moments in learning to use precise words to better explain that plan of salvation to others is redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.