Sharon Mindy

Faith & Spirituality, On the Lighter Side

Things People Say: Christianese Edition

Christianese: a dialect in its own right, spoken by an entire subset of English language users. Like the wind, you don’t see where it comes from, but you see what it does (mostly, makes us look silly). First up, we have money-related Christianese.This really is a thing, you know. We have almost as many euphemisms for giving money as we do for death, which is really telling of what makes us uncomfortable when you think about it. Nevertheless, a whole host of “Christian”  ...

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Lifestyle

The Inner Makeup Monologue

When I was in college, it seemed like each one of my five roommates had enough makeup to completely cover the bathroom counter. I was the lone exception with only two items — and now I’ve expanded my collection so much, I can fit it all in one little handbag with room to spare. I  ...

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Lifestyle

What Flexibility Is, and Is Not

OK, class, today we are having a pop quiz. Ready? “Last minute” people (a.k.a. procrastinators) are flexible. “Planners” are rigid and inflexible. True or False? For years I believed the answer was True. I myself am of the “planner” variety, and this natural  ...

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