Saturday, April 6, 2024

A Gorgeous Day

As you can see, it's a beautiful day here in southern Virginia! I plan to spend the entire day working outdoors and taking advantage of the perfect weather. Here are the sheep welcoming me home. 

Earlier I got in a workout. 

And before that I jotted down in my journal a couple of ideas about Bible translation. Yes, I've been toying with the idea of producing my own "New Testament in the Language of the People." In Gal. 1:6 I'd use "flabbergasted" instead of "amazed," "shocked," "astonished," or "surprised." In Mark 1:36 I'd go with "hunted him down" instead of "looked for him," "searched for him," or "found him." 

As for Heb. 12:1, why not use "tenacity" instead of "perseverance," "endurance," "patience," or "determination"? Tenacity is the ability to be persistent and determined in achieving your goals, even in the face of obstacles. It carries the idea of "relentless" and "resilient." I love that! 

But don't worry -- this is probably just a pipe dream.

Have a beautiful day my friends!