Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Thought #1: Learning Hebrew

I am learning Hebrew. Did I mention it? I think so, but it's been awhile.

In order to speak Hebrew like a native, I'm learning that you have to be okay with spit. And choking. I'll admit - my practice sessions sound more like an MP3 of an angry, choking mule than an American girl trying to learn a new tongue. I'm okay with that. For now. But by Christmas, I want to sound like Moses.

(The one in the Bible. Not Gwyneth Paltrow's son.)

Special toda to Rosetta Stone and my new pal Michael, the most awkward and endearing Hebrew teacher ever. You're right, Michael. If God wrote more than half the Bible in this language, it must be special to Him.

Shalom, dear ones.

9 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness, Brin! WHat a challenging language you've chosen - but I've always thought it would be wonderful to know what the Lord said EXACTLY, too. I think it would clear up some grey areas that people struggle with in Scripture. Good luck with that!

And, when you're ready, read us a passage of Scripture in Hebrew! I'd love to hear the language.

Vee said...

Sounds fascinating and I'd love to be a fly on the wall watching your lessons. When you learn some of the ancient secrets, do fill us in!

Susan said...

Hey Brin, have you decided to not open your Balm & Honey shop ? I know that I'm not the only one who was looking forward to seeing your beautiful aprons and your new creations - maybe you might post a wee shop update. Thanks xo S & Miss

and how is that sweet Miss Millie ?

KristyWes said...

I'm learning Hebrew, too! Old-school, not modern, though. I agree - it IS a special language. So cool; occasionally spitty. Shalom to you! :)

Immigrant Daughter said...

It is hard to learn a new language that uses the tongue more than english, But I must say as a greek girl I had a hard time learning the foreign language. especially Latin in school, yuk I passed but not with flying colors.

Immigrant Daughter said...

Brin P.S. Good for you in learning Hebrew.

Shira said...

Brin!

Love to hear you are learning Hebrew. If I can help, let me know.

באהבת ישוע המשיח

שירה

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Tammy said...

I'm wondering if this is a hint?