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
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.