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Author Archive | Elizabeth Ann Boyles

Haiku—Interactive Poems

Poetry, especially the Japanese haiku, reminds me of interactive games and media. Listening to haiku and creating the poems can be a lot of fun, or they can give you a kind of calm melancholy, depending on the mood you bring to them. The haiku, made up of a set number of syllables, forms a […]

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Vocabulary Clue Game

This post is especially for English as a Second Language students, but some of you Americans who like puzzles might like to play this vocabulary game, too. The vocabulary words are from the ESL activities in Acts 1, Acts 2, Acts 2:29-41, and Acts 3. You may want to scan those lessons before playing this […]

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Korean Proverbs

Many thanks to my good friend, June Jun, for suggesting these proverbs and providing their meanings. 1. A bird listens to what you are saying at day, and a mouse listens to what you are saying at night. —We shouldn’t gossip or spill a secret since it can be overheard, and it can be spread even […]

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A Scam and Intelligent Design

A bizarre phone call I got last week ended up in a surprising manner. Here it is as best as I recall. “Hello, Grandmama. This is your oldest granddaughter,” my caller said. I responded, “Oh, and what is your name?” Since I don’t have a granddaughter, I knew this could be an interesting conversation. “You […]

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Japanese Proverbs

After lunch last Sunday, our guests entertained us with more proverbs from the Far East. (See the fifteen Chinese proverbs in a previous post.) Here are the insightful Japanese proverbs they shared. Even monkeys fall from trees. Unless you go inside the cave, you can’t catch the tiger. Time, like light and shadow, flies like […]

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A Collection of Chinese Proverbs

In 2002, I was privileged to lead a team of students from Dallas Baptist University in teaching an English seminar in Beijing, China. One day I asked the seminar’s Chinese participants to share some of their country’s proverbs, and these are the fifteen delightful words of wisdom that they shared. Among the blind, the one-eyed […]

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Procrastination and Moses

Think about reasons that people procrastinate. We all have tasks that we want to delay doing. Moses didn’t procrastinate, but he was reluctant to go on God’s mission. His reluctance helps me see why I sometimes procrastinate in doing important things. Scripture passages are from the NIV Bible. See the copyright information at the end […]

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