Scott and Kristi's New Old House

Groundbreaking again!


A man is only as good as his word.
His word is his bond.
His word is as good as gold.

Watch your words.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

These words are food for thought.
(What words are you feeding your thoughts?)

The above statements are fairly common and we’ve all heard them (or words like them) over the course of our lives. Maybe we’re sick of hearing them!

Did you know there is power in words? Probably you’ve already noticed that! Words can make us feel good, or feel bad. Words spoken to us can influence the way we think about ourselves. Words spoken can also change our actions and reactions. They certainly can affect our emotions!

I’ve always been fascinated by words and their root meanings, where words came from. I took four years of Latin in High School and loved it! Although that’s been so long ago that I’ve forgotten most of it, I’m still learning about words and the importance of words. If words are fascinating or intriguing to you, I invite you to join me on this journey.

Our whole lives are impacted or ruled by words. Words are all about communication, about expressing what’s inside of us, who we are, what we think. Words connect us to other people. We think words, we read words, we hear words, we speak words. We play word games, we watch word game shows on television, we play word games on the computer. Talk shows and reality shows are based on people speaking their words or thoughts and beliefs. Movies, plays, and television shows are often judged, not just on acting abilities, but on how well written they are. A good script can make or break a movie! Books are written with words, and are critiqued not only on plot or interest, but often on how well written it was. Songs are often dependent upon the words to speak to the audience. Good lyrics may make or break a song. Poems are all about painting pictures with words. The right words are absolutely imperative in communicating the intent of the poet. We talk about people being good communicators and good speakers. We say a man is only as good as his word, his word is his bond, his word is as good as gold. We talk about people being “wordy”.
(Oops, maybe being “wordy” is hitting a little too close to home!)

Having said all that, I’ve discovered the origin of words! So let’s begin the journey now. I must begin with two things. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible is God’s Word and is Truth and Life. If you don’t believe these things, don’t let that stop you from continuing this journey, because there is power in words, and the Bible is full of information about words and how words affect everyone’s life. I believe you will find truth about words that will indeed impact every area of your life, and may even cause you to place more value on the words you think and speak. You may experience the power of words in your own life!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God….