Four Words for Friday the 13th

Having lunch with someone today? Want to impress a few people at break or at dinner tonight? Here are three big words for today, and one little one.

Triskaidekaphobia (from greek tris=three, kai=and, deka=ten) is a fear of the number thirteen.  Here’s an [example].

A specific fear of Friday the 13th (that’s today) is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Might take a few minutes of practice to get the pronunciation down, but could be worth it, hmm?

The short word? Trust. I’m thinking of Psalm 115.11 where it’s used:

You who fear Him, trust in the LORD — He is their help and shield.

What’s a number to be afraid of, when there’s God to trust in? He’s as strong on a thirteenth that falls on Friday as on Saturday the fourteenth or Thursday the twelfth.

Enjoy today~!

One Reply to “Four Words for Friday the 13th”

  1. Julie

    Hi Phil,

    Just stopping by to say “hi”! I haven’t had much time for visiting lately. Looking forward for things to slow down a bit and catch up on some reading. Hope you and your family are doing well.

    Blessings to you in Christ Jesus,


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