“The” The Right Word

Most often, as I sit in front of the screen to write, I find myself pausing, sometimes for a few seconds, most of the time for many minutes, just to find the right word. An Islamic saying goes like this: “speak a good word or remain silent”; I would apply it to writing, there is not point in filling the space of a page that will be time-consuming for the reader if it’s not going to be “a good word”. And before falling into the temptation of a long dissertation of why we should be careful in choosing words; I finish with Proverbs 15:23 (New Living Translation) “IT IS WONDERFUL TO SAY THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME!”

Published in: on October 4, 2012 at 5:44 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. I’m at the airport at the moment, going to Cobija for a Missions meeting. One reason I am short in words today. 🙂

  2. Have a good trip and God bless you. Whith love.

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