What Was That Again?

Have you ever misread the message on a tee shirt or bumper sticker? The fancy name for this is malapropism–when an incorrect word is used in a sentence that sounds like the correct word but means something completely different.

A couple of months back, tensions boiled over at my workplace. I will shamelessly put a link to my post about it here. 😊 Anyway, a few days after a rather contentious committee meeting, a message on a student’s tee shirt caught my eye.

“Your Enemy is Your Currency”

My immediate thought was, “Yes! This difficult time can drive me straight into God’s arms–if I let it.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 (KJV)

After class was over, students came filing out of my classroom. I got a closer look at the tee shirt. It actually said, “Your Energy is Your Currency.” Oh well. No worries. I knew God sent me a heavenly text message.

All day long I’d been awfulizing about a storm of interpersonal conflict. The words, “I can’t win” were stuck on auto repeat in my mind. The Lord’s message was, “David, let go of the rope and spend some time with me. I never lose.”

Men may misjudge your aim.

Think they have cause to blame.

Say you are wrong; go your quiet way.

Christ is the judge, not they.

Fear not, be strong!


Kind reader, when God said, “I’ll never leave you or forsake you,” He meant it. Nothing can separate you from His love. Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

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25 responses to “What Was That Again?”

  1. jesusluvsall Avatar

    yes exactly lol

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me: “Matt, you’re sure doing a lot of coughing.”
    Matt: “Sure, I’d like some coffee!”😀

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  3. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Maybe this is why I see the word coffee so much 🙂

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks again, Rainer.


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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I had to look it up. It’s pronounced, mal’-uh-prop-iz-uhm. Thanks, Beth. God Bless!

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  7. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Well David you taught me a new word that I would probably misread on a t-shirt. So glad your misread held a heavenly message to share with us. Proverbs 18:10 is certainly a favorite scripture.

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    My senior adult dog woke me up. I heard my phone vibrate when we came back in. I’m glad you were able to get some rest.

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  9. Crystal Byers Avatar


    P. S. I hope the notification didn’t wake you up. (Mine are turned off.) When I literally gave my awful to God, I fell asleep.

    🙏🏻 May God help us both sleep well tonight!

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for stopping by! God Bless.


  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome. God Bless!

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I woke up to let the dog out one minute after you posted this comment. Now I’m up again—for the day. 🙏May God help us both to put our awfulizing in His hands.


  13. Crystal Byers Avatar

    It’s late. I’m not sleeping, and what was I doing before the nocturnal phone scroll? Awfulizing. A timely reminder, David. Good night. 🙏🏻

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  14. Catsandcoffee Avatar

    I am hard of hearing so I misshear a lot but usually it rhymes. Good to know a title for it.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You have chosen the higher path, brother. The Apostle Paul encourages us to live in peace with everyone—as far as is up to us, but, sadly, some do not truly want this. Thankfully, God is the ultimate judge. Our times are in His hands. God Bless you today, and every day, as well!

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  16. Alan Kearns Avatar

    This is a heartening message for me brother David, thank you so much! In recent times I have felt misunderstood by some folk, but rather than getting drawn into an argument I chose to retreat and leave it in His hands. God bless you today brother 🙏

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you! I’m glad this was good timing for you. God Bless!

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  18. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    Great post, and perfect timing for me!

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too! Thank you.

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  20. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I absolutely love when that happens! (The message from God, not the conflict!)

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  21. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Your malaprop reminds me of the verse, “do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us!” Numbers 14:9

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  22. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    This is a message I needed to hear today. Thanks for sharing it.

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Betty. I’m naturally conflict averse, so it’s hard when folks don’t frame problems in a positive way. Thankfully, the atmosphere at work has improved. That you for sharing your thoughts. Enjoy your day!

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  24. Betty Avatar

    David, I hope your conflict has been resolved – at least in some way as to ease your inner turmoil. I like the advice Nancy gave you. Your situation and asking your friend to pray does remind me of one of my favorite Lincoln quotes that I may have mentioned before – “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” Many times from my mom and grandmother I have heard – “Put it in God’s hands.” You are doing just that.

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