Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merriman-Webster Says It

Middle English resolucioun, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resolucion, from Latin resolution-, resolutio, from resolvere
14th century
1: the act or process of resolving: as a: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones b: the act of answering : solving c: the act of determining d: the passing of a voice part from a dissonant to a consonant tone or the progression of a chord from dissonance to consonance e: the separating of a chemical compound or mixture into its constituents f (1): the division of a prosodic element into its component parts (2): the substitution in Greek or Latin prosody of two short syllables for a long syllable g: the analysis of a vector into two or more vectors of which it is the sum2: the subsidence of a pathological state (as inflammation)3 a: something that is resolved b: firmness of resolve4: a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent voted by an official body or assembled group5: the point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out6 a: the process or capability of making distinguishable the individual parts of an object, closely adjacent optical images, or sources of light b: a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device (as a video display, printer, or scanner) can produce or record such an image usually expressed as the total number or density of pixels in the image
synonyms see
I love the synonym the best!
I looked up resolution since it is New Years Eve, just curious how the actual definition would apply, so there it is in black and white. The synonym was really powerful to me. JB and I host a small group through our church, and I've probably said this before, but we had to come up with a name. At the time we were reading The Pilgrims Progress and had been attending a Bible study at JB's former church. Any way during this time frame we had learned that we were
hyper-nikomen (super-conquerors). The word Nike comes from this. The scripture and ultimate name for our small group is Romans 8:37.... We are more than conquerors through Christ, who loved us.
Or, as the NLT states, No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Isn't it cool to know that, we are conquerors, we have overwhelming victory, through Christ, whether its a News Years Resolution or Daily Living?!

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