Homophones make the writer’s life difficult.

One time I heard someone say “reseed the lawn” and I heard in my mind the word “recede” which confused me slightly. (I’m easily confused).

I’m sure the prematurely balding man would rather his hair reseed than recede(Am I right, Mickey?).

We writers have to be careful as we write to get the right word with the right spelling. In fact, in writing the previous sentence, I used the wrong “right” and had to correct it.

We run into the same problem with the words alter and altar.

The word alter means to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify: to alter a coat; to alter a will; to alter course.

An altar is an elevated place or structure before which religious ceremonies may be enacted or upon which sacrifices may be offered.

Bring yourself to an altar as a living sacrifice and you will come away altered.

Romans 12

Living Sacrifices

1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Bald is beautiful.

I let my sister date Mickey because of this verse:

Leviticus 13:40
“When a man has lost his hair and is bald, he is clean.

And he is. Clean, that is.