All posts tagged Bible

Learning to Read: the World Becomes Knowable!

A seven year-old sweetheart in our life is learning to read. “It’s so amazing,” she told me. “Everywhere I look I see words to read!” When we sat together with an open book, her younger sister told me not to bother, “she can read it now herself.” (I continued reading. I’m more fluid than she is, especially […]

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Daily Light: The Chambers’ Favorite Devotional

Daily Light on the Daily Path was Biddy and Oswald Chambers‘ favorite devotional. Throughout their seven year marriage, the couple read the book each morning. It served as a touchstone to their day and relationship. Both read it all the way to the end of their lives. What is Daily Light? As a devotional, Daily Light […]

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Beware Bitterness: 4 Tips

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Today always provokes bitterness in people. It doesn’t even matter what day it is, bitterness overcomes and erodes who you are. It’s got a definition:  “negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience.” That person you’re furious with is imago dei–made in the image of God. S/he may […]

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Martin Luther, The Bible and Me

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Martin Luther nailed a lengthy piece of paper to the Wittenburg church door on October 31, 499 years ago. Luther, a monk, announced his dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church that day and sparked the Reformation of Christianity. His 95 theses declaration changed civilization; some believe for good, some think for bad. Certainly, my life is […]

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Why Read Historical Fiction?

Why do we like to read historical fiction? Experts say if you want to learn about political history, read history books. If you want to learn about social history and what life was like at a given time and place, read historical fiction. While I happen to like reading history books, I find most of the […]

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