Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama--The True Meaning of Grace

If you haven't already heard Obama's latest speech discussing race in this country, Alternet has a good one Politics Unusual: Obama Abandons Blame Game in Sophisticated Discussion of Race that includes the video of the speech. I encourage each and every one of you to listen to the video...and then listen again and again until you truly understand what this awesome man is really saying. I have never in my long life heard one man epitomize such true grace, dignity and eloquence when speaking about healing racial disparities. I honestly never thought I would see it in my lifetime.

In stumbling around this morning I found a pretty cool site for all of us "visual" learners out there. It's not totally free which is not in keeping with the basis of my site but you can try it out for free. It is Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus. Here is an example of how it displays the information for you:


(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"

a short prayer of thanks before a meal

a disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"

a sense of propriety and consideration for others

elegance and beauty of movement or expression

(Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"

be beautiful to look at "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
animate your vocabulary.
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It is interactive so you can slide your mouse over each one of the circles for a more detailed definition of the word. It is so cool! I love new toys, especially word toys :) Have a Great Day and as always Happy Searching!

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