Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

National Handshake Day

“Greet one another with a holy kiss” (Romans 16:16). Now that’s a biblical injunction few Christians take seriously these days. Perhaps it’s something to ponder on National Handshake Day. The handshake, however, predates Paul’s admonition by several centuries. According to some sources, shaking hands originated with the Greeks in the fifth century BC. Tradition has […]

Shedding Light on More Confusables

I’m not going to kid you. Words and word usage can be confusing. Many words that originated in Latin come from the same root, but time and translation have changed their English meaning and usage. One such word family comes from the Latin ludere – meaning to play, mimic, mock or deceive. In English, we’re […]