In Typos Past

I thought of Janet as I looked at the screen.

I was lost in worship, so it required a double then triple take to register the mistake. But sure enough, up there in bold letters were the lyrics to the hymn we were singing – “our shelter from the stormy blast.”

Only “stormy” was missing an “m.”

I thought immediately of Janet – who lists worship related typos among her pet peeves.

And Janet is a story teller, so I wondered if she would’ve taken this one personally, had she been in Kansas with me.

My guess is she would have let out a laugh before even realizing it.

I mean, seriously, when was the last time anyone in church needed “shelter from a story blast?”

Although, come to think of it, such a blast would be welcome from time to time.

And I imagine G-d, in His love, would choose to not shelter us from it.

Just my thoughts,



3 responses to “In Typos Past”

  1. janet says :

    A truly excellent typo. Yes, I probably would have snorted out loud, or something equally embarrassing.My personal favorite worship typo was “crucifiction.” Can you imagine the field day one of a cynical nature could have with that one?But “Shelter from the story blast” gives it a run for its money.Thanks for thinking of me, Sean!Yours in the name of good spelling,Janet

  2. Sarah in NC says :

    Here is one from today’s service that both you and Janet will enjoy. “Come let us worship and bow down. Let us keel before the Lord our God our Maker.”~Sarah

  3. Gaffney says :

    “Keel before the Lord…”Now that is strong worship!-S

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