Spoice and Love

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I learned a new word this week - SPOICE.

Sage Kotsenburg tweeted a message after the American won a gold medal in the men’s snowboarding slopestyle event in Sochi.

“Keep it spoice.”

Was this a Russian word? Actually no. Surprisingly, it is good ol’ US slang, rising from the snowboarding culture. I never heard of it before.

The Urban Dictionary defines Spoice this way:

“Spoice is an exclamation of gratitude towards life. It’s the proper word to use when you find yourself in a situation involving a multitude of positive things at once. You may only utter it with pure joy behind it.”

Let’s say this fun word together. Ready?  SPOICE!

Saying this word out loud it reminds me of the word: rejoice. I almost smile when saying it.  A fun word. A festive word. A great word to use to celebrate and enjoy a special moment.

I helped to lead worship Sunday morning. As we sang the Hymn of Praise, I faced the altar and looked up at the cross. For a moment it felt like I was standing in front of the Lord upon his mighty throne.

“Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise for your glory.” 

That moment was a Valentine’s Day card from God to me. In a world where often we don’t feel loved, accepted or worthy – He invited me to come near him and sing to him.

Spoice!

I came to him empty handed except for my praise but left rich with his gifts – priceless and precious tastes of faith, hope and love.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

 1 Corinthians 13: 1

God peeled back the curtains and gave me a glimpse of heaven.

Spoice! Thank you for faith, Lord.

He held out his arms and accepted me as his child.

Spoice! Thank you for hope, Lord.

And he touched my heart with his powerful and compassionate spirit:

Spoice! Thank you for love, Lord.

I worship with pure joy for the multitude ways God loves us.

I think it’s time to amend the definition of spoice.

Spoice is an exclamation of gratitude towards Life and Love. And the greatest of these is Love.

Spoice! 

Where have you experienced God’s love?

 

 

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  • http://www.redletterbelievers.com/ David Rupert

    Never heard of the word, but you never know. Out of subcultures come things that sweep mainline cultures.

    Either way, I dont think we can “love” enough or in enough different languages.

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Amen!

  • http://www.yondertours.com/ Jennifer Crego

    I’ve never heard of it either but I sure like what it means!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      I do too. love the spirit in this word

  • jbuggica

    I never heard this word either until now, and I love it!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Cool word isn’ it?

  • http://www.winetoweightlifting.com/ Jennifer Hudy

    Never heard the word.. great positive word!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      It was a new word for me too, Jennifer. Aren’t words fun?

  • Jen Leeman

    My 9 year old daughter has been saying it. A great “fad” for the kids. I love that there are still some positive role models like Sage out there for today’s youth. #SITS

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      I think you are the first commenter who knows someone and even a family member using this word. That is so cool.

  • http://www.lisanotes.com/ Lisa notes…

    I was sure you weren’t just misspelling “spice” but I’ve never heard of “spoice” either. ha. What a great word. I love your amended definition. Spoice!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      I love the spirt in this word, too, Lisa

  • http://hugmomma.blogspot.com/ Hugmomma

    I had a spoice day yesterday. What a gift !

  • http://skinnedknees.net/ Jen Venegas

    How cool! I’m a total word nerd so this was fun to read!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      I love words too Jen, glad you liked discovering a new one here.

  • MissJamila

    I learned a new word today, thanks for sharing. #SITSblogging

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting too.

  • Jasey McBurnett

    Learn something new everyday! I love this word! Spoice, Spoice, Spoice!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Spoice to you too, Jasey!

  • http://independenttravelcats.com/ Jessica – Independent Travel C

    I learned a new word today, yeah! It reminds me a bit of the surfer word “stoked”.

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      You are right on the word sounding like the surfer word, Jessica. Part of that type of culture

  • Ceil

    Hi Jean! I love this word! I did not hear it on the Olympic coverage, so thank you for introducing me to it. I really felt like I was up there in front of the cross, you described it so well…an awe-inspiring moment. How God loves us! (is this a ‘Spoice moment’?)

    May he give you many more in this coming week :)
    Ceil

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Hi Ceil! May we both have many spoice moments with the Lord!

  • http://www.franklymydear-blog.com/ Jenni Frank

    Spreading the comment love!
    I’ve never heard of this word either but I LOVE it! So cool to learn new things!
    Happy Tuesday!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Thanks for stopping by Jenni

  • Janelle Johnson

    Spoice! I’ve never heard of the word, but I do think it sounds good with rejoice! I have so much to be grateful for in my life, and I should feel free to say Spoice! Stopping by from SITS!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      It sure is a great word, isn’t it, Janelle?

  • soulstops

    What a great word, Jean…Spoice :)

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Spoice to you too, dear friend!

  • Jessica

    I LOVE this word! I’ve never heard it before. It reminds me of ‘rejoice’ as well. I can’t wait to share it with my word-of-the-day-husband…he loves this kind of stuff! Stopping by from SITS! :)

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Great word, isn’t is, Jessica? Hope your hubby loved it too. Thanks for commenting

  • http://makingourlifematter.com/ Making Our Life Matter

    Cute word. I admit, when I first saw it, I thought “She spelled Spice wrong!” It is such a great idea, and something to hold on to. Thanks for posting!

    Stopping in from SITS!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      You made me smile thinking I had misspelled the word. Let me tell you word checker doesn’t like Spoice. ha!

  • http://www.imakemyselfthequeen.com/ Jenn Rian

    haha what a weird yet really cool word! Had I not read this blog I never would’ve known what it meant. I’ve never heard it before now and I haven’t been watching the Olympics either so I was really out of the loop. Not certain I’ll be able to work it into everyday conversations between “dude” and “whatever”. Maybe I need to expand my vocabulary ;)

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      I thought the word was cool too and really does linger with you. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.vanillahousewife.com/ TheMissusV

    Amen! I saw God’s unending love yesterday when my son turned 9 years old. Seeing his face lit up when he saw his cake reminded me of how the Lord blessed me with such a wonderful son. Spoice!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Wow what a great memory of your 9 year old. Savor that age. They grow up so quickly. Spoice!

  • Jen

    Spoice! I’m going to be saying it all day now. I experience God’s love every moment of every day. We just buried my Grandmother last week. I have her to thank for teaching me about the Lord. I’ll be forever grateful :)

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      That word stuck with me too, Jen. So sorry to hear about your grandmother and praising the Lord for her for teaching you about the Lord

  • Jenna

    That’s such a cool word!

  • Jennifer Ludwigsen

    This is so funny – I just saw something on the news last night and was thinking ….. what the heck does that word mean??!??? I love it, though…and I love how our gold medalist snowboarders use it in their own little clan like that. Thanks for tracking down the meaning!

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      Interesting word, isn’t if Jennifer? I love finding new ones and ways to use them

  • traceysoko

    What a strange word – I wonder what the origin is. I do like the idea of a word for when you bubble over with praise

    • http://www.healthyspirituality.org Jean Wise

      It is a strange work, Tracey. I think some one just made it up and it stuck. Don’t you love creativity like that?

  • traceysoko

    What a strange word – I wonder what the origin is. I do like the idea of a word for when you bubble over with praise