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    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (NIV)

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New York Times Article Makes a Mistake

Posted by janeteckles on June 2, 2012

By Janet Perez Eckles

What would you do? Get mad? Get defensive? File a lawsuit?

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?
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One Response to “New York Times Article Makes a Mistake”

  1. Katy Lee said

    Ah, the power of words, or lack there of. I’ve had this problem where people keep messing up the title of my book, so I know how it feels. It can be frustrating. But I do see how your title changes up with out that simple three letter word. It makes you think, for sure.

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