I was checking in with our 5 Minutes for Mom sister sites this week and one word in particular caught my attention. Yes, a single word, not a post or title or even a picture. The word was Conjunction.
The word stood out to me most likely because we are currently in wrapped up in Summer break. There is no studying, no homework, no waking up early to make it to class on time around our house. It’s glorious.
The Power of a Conjunction
Have you ever thought about the power of the conjunction? A conjunction connects words, phrases, or clauses. It builds bridges between words, pathways linking words that may have otherwise never been united. One of my favorite popular and powerful conjunctions is but. A sentence can skip along in one direction, then with the addition of one little conjunction, the meaning can stop and march the other way.
Really. It’s that powerful. Here is an example. I want to give you half of the million dollars I just won in a contest, but I already spent it all. See? You were already planning a dinner of filet mignon until you got to that but, now you’re thinking grilled cheese.
God really makes great use of that crazy little conjunction. Just when we think things aren’t looking good, God throws in a but.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli, author of Better in Bulk.