From Bookcrossing to Book Journaling

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” I think this is the second time I’ve quoted Oscar Wilde, so maybe I should clarify here that I’m not a fan. But you know the saying about a broken clock. Actually, Wilde’s words […]

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Now and Then

It’s the same routine every October—the phone calls, the procrastination, the dithering. Then my better self shows up and submits to the long wait in a cramped closet space called a “Lab Waiting Room,” the assault of germs from other better selfs who expel coughs and sneezes in my direction, and the final insult, a […]

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Lend Me Your Ear

In the dark tragedy Othello, an ensign named Iago—one of Shakespeare’s worst villains— hatches a plot against his commander Othello, who Iago believes has overlooked his skill and promoted a man less worthy. Sadly, Othello listens to Iago’s innuendos and deceptions regarding his (Othello’s) new young wife, Desdemona, allowing them to play on his mind […]

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Shepherding Our Children

Clarence Darrow, defending attorney for John T. Scopes in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, once commented: “The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” Darrow’s father prided himself as a religious freethinker and was known as the “village infidel.” Darrow himself had only one child with his […]

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Wild and Romantic: A Glimpse into the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

When someone dies at the age of 37, whether we knew them or not we usually think of it as a great tragedy. That tragedy is founded on the belief that every life holds promise—for some extraordinarily so—but an untimely death snuffs out all that could have been. Yet, there are those whose short lives […]

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Testaments

The process always began on Saturday evening. If something needed to be ironed, out came the old wood-legged ironing board my mother received as a wedding present. The surface was stacked with decades of re-padding, but its form was narrow, which made it so much easier for my little hands to maneuver sleeves and cuffs […]

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Life Quote

One of my favorite books is The Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston. The book is about trials and suffering. Some people have life verses or yearly verses from the Bible, which is a great thing to have. I suppose this is my life quote. I go back to it again and again.

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After Darkness, Light

Every day I need a fresh passion for the majesty and glory of God and His word. In the video below, John Piper walks the streets of Geneva and reminds us of the light that filled that city during the time of John Calvin. Calvin labored as an expositor of Scripture, making it the principal work […]

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A Truth We Proclaim

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No Gospel Without Words

In a sermon from CROSS 2016, John Piper made the point that we must not only live the gospel but use words to communicate the gospel. God uses everyday people, charged by the power of his Spirit, to bring others to see the beauty and splendor of his Son. God uses normal people like us […]

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