word games

I do love a good word game. One of my favorites is where you take a phrase (or big long word) and see how many little words you can make out of it.

For example: ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (a word I used to spell really fast when I was a kid because I thought it made me cool)

You can make words like: tarnish, militant, table, raiment, trash, marla.

Some ladies at my church threw me a bridal shower way back in the day, and we played the game using:

MARLA RACHELLE TAVIANO

Oh, the fun you can have making words like evict, chair, latch, hell, alarm, teller, ovarian.

Or how about this one? Rearrange the letters in MOTHER-IN-LAW to spell WOMAN HITLER. Of course this does not apply AT ALL to my own mother-in-law, and the funny thing is, my brother-in-law Tug (the son of my mother-in-law) is the one who told me about this outrageous palindrome in the first place.

Anyway.

So, because the winter weather is driving me nutso, and because I’m in some sort of lackadaisical slump, let’s liven things up around here by playing a word game together.

I’m going to choose a phrase/sentence I especially need to internalize today. Maybe you do too.

Let’s see how many words we can make from

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART.

Ready? Set. Go!

15 thoughts on “word games

  1. AKat

    That ok! I do, I do remember mine.

    Literally
    Nostril
    Donuts

    (I always did this with my high school students on holidays, like Groundhog Day. I’d give them five minutes and bonus points to the student with the most words. Love, love words and letters and properly used punctuation marks. You, Marla, are a word nerd, too. I love that!)

  2. Kay

    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART

    whole – your WHOLE heart
    lean – LEAN on Him
    start – START today
    let – LET go
    now – do it NOW
    roll – it’s more than a ROLL of the dice; He’s trustworthy
    thrill – and then you get to experience the THRILL of it all

    Ok, my brain hurts! But I feel encouraged!

  3. Tiffani

    trust in the Lord with all your heart:

    to do what the head tells you “no”

    ok, I think those all came from the verse!! but sometimes my head tells me one thing when I know I have to “trust in the Lord with all my heart!!” 🙂

    FUN STUFF!

  4. Omom

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart

    (I went with names)

    Tori
    Triston
    Sandi
    Teresa
    Tania
    Sindi
    Lisa
    Shelli

    ok I have to stop or will be ahere all day. This is my kind of fun!

  5. Cassandra Frear

    I immediately saw “our art” then I thought, “It’s our art to trust the Lord with all our heart. ”

    Can trusting the Lord be our work of art? What do we create when we do that? A life that gives him glory.

  6. joyce

    rest
    lean
    hear
    listen
    learn
    store it
    lay it out
    share
    heal

    I am a word junkie and could write all day but for the sake of brevity I went with a theme.

    Have a great day!

  7. your new friend in Texas

    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
    ear
    rust
    tin
    suture
    stun
    hen

    i am so not good at word games. or math games. Okay I am going to just try long words –

    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART.

    dr um
    store
    snare

    forget it i am going to bed

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