New York Times Article Makes a Mistake
Posted by janeteckles on June 2, 2012
By Janet Perez Eckles
Here’s the scenario: A large publication, like the New York Times prints the title of your book, but makes a mistake. The error totally changes the meaning and thus robs the pizzazz the original title had.
I was reading this New York Times article, and that very thing happened. Here’s the correction they subsequently printed:
“An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect title for a book by Mindy Kaling. It is called “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns),” not “Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns).”
Ah, that missing 3-letter word “out” makes a huge difference. Getting a tad presumptuous here, but what if the New York Times chose to write about my book and in the process, messed up the subtitle by printing: Simply Salsa: Dancing “With” Fear at God’s Fiesta.”
With fear? Crazy. But has a trace of truth. Some are dancing through life with fear, with stress, with anxiety and uncertainty. And mistakes of all mistakes, the fiesta of life turns to a frenzy fiasco.
I know all about that. While I key these words for you, I’m listening to my computer. Yes, “listening” because being blind I cannot see the screen. My leg is up because I have an acute fracture on my left foot, “serious stuff,” the doctor said.
But you know friends, precisely because of a 3–letter word in the Bible I can tell of the joy, the hope and allow my writing to sing the song of gratitude for you to read.
It’s in the 3-letter word, “but” and it’s found here: “Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.” And, “For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help” (Psalm 119:143and 22:24).
Father, I thank you for listening, for turning your face toward us and for allowing delight to follow our disasters. I will obey your command not to fear, not to worry. But rather to trust, to seek, to learn and obey. My 3-letter word from now shall be “yes” to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- Have you noticed God—the 3-letter Word that calls your attention?
- When life turns ugly, what turns it around for you?
- What mistakes need correcting in the print pages of your heart?
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