As I was looking for the "Word for Your Week" in yesterday's kicker, I stumbled across the "Top Ten Valentine's Day Words" over at Merriam-Webster. They even throw in a bit about where the word originated.
I'm a medical technologist, which requires frequent handwashing. When you combine that with the dry weather conditions in winter, my skin becomes very dry.
To counteract this condition, one night as I prepared for bed, I rubbed my hands with a thick layer of hand lotion, then covered them with an old pair of white dress gloves.
As I sat reading a book in bed with those gloves on, my husband finished his shower and came into the room wearing only a towel.
Drying himself off, he went to the closet, selected a dapper silk tie, and put it on.
"Whatever are you doing?" I asked.
"Well," he replied, "if you're going to bed so formal, so am I."
[Pastor Tim's Cybersalt Digest]
WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)