On Reading Scripture

Let's face it, the Bible can be a difficult book to read and understand, and we all need help capturing it's meaning. On the Book Shelf tab I have a list of resources that I have found helpful but a list is not always helpful. While reading commentaries is helpful, it is probably impractical to... Continue Reading →

On Reading Books Dangerous Books

On of those lines I think about often comes from JRR Tolkien “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”. The same can be said about reading when one reads the right... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Fiction Reads of 2022

On the heels of my friend Quincy's posts on his Top 100 Novels (here), I decided that I would read significantly more fiction in 2022. Fiction is notoriously subjective and at least one of the novels I read this year I truly believe is overrated. I also picked up books that were never destined to... Continue Reading →

RIF Week 2

Last year I decided to begin a week of blog posts I called RIF Week after the great school program from my childhood Reading is Fundamental. This Year I am continuing this week of posts dedicated to reading and hope people give me their critiques of the books I have and am planning on reading... Continue Reading →

Christmas Day

Day of Christmas John 18:36-37 36 Jesus replied, “My kingdom doesn’t originate from this world. If it did, my guards would fight so that I wouldn’t have been arrested by the Jewish leaders. My kingdom isn’t from here.” 37 “So you are a king?” Pilate said. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve

Christ Candle  Isaiah 9:2-7 2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.     On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 3 You have made the nation great;     you have increased its joy. They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest,     as those who divide plunder rejoice. 4 As on the day... Continue Reading →

4th Friday of Advent

 Feasting Revelation 19:1-9 After this I heard what sounded like a huge crowd in heaven. They said, “Hallelujah! The salvation and glory and power of our God! 2 His judgments are true and just, because he judged the great prostitute, who ruined the earth by her whoring, and he exacted the penalty for the blood... Continue Reading →

4th Thursday of Advent

Christmas Lights 1 John 2:7-17 7 Dear friends, I’m not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message you heard. 8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you,... Continue Reading →

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