Friday, January 27, 2012

Count It All Loss

Our women's Bible study has been moving through the book of Philippians at, frankly, a faster clip than I'd like.  These are some of the pages in my Bible that are underlined and note-scribbled, without ever having heard a sermon series on the whole book.  Many sermons reference passages in Philippians, and many studies cross-reference to it, and many, many times the lessons found there have been a balm to my soul.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Middle Ages Wisdom for Parenting Today

Since we are studying the Early Middle Ages I thought I'd expand my reading in order to better teach the kids as we progress through the centuries.  I'm therefore reading Thomas Cahill's Mysteries of the Middle Ages.  While I don't agree entirely with his interpretation of the motives behind some of the early Christian leaders of the Church, I do find his tracing of the actual history to be fascinating.

Friday, January 20, 2012


I've written and re-written this post over and over again, usually in my head while I'm driving, out for a run, or otherwise engaged away from the keyboard.  When I do finally sit down in front of my computer, the screen stares back at me just as blankly as I stare at it.  While away from the desk my ideas grow and grow, but sitting here I doubt.  I'll therefore keep this brief, and over the next few days try to set down in smaller bites that which is stirring in my heart.