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Archive of entries posted on June 2008

Summer Reading Ideas

Though I am a bit late, I decided I would offer some ideas for summer reading for anyone interested. I comment on books on bible and theology here often, so this list focuses elsewhere. I have in mind here primarily history and fiction that I have read in 2007-2008 and thought was particularly enjoyable. These […]

B. Maxwell on pastoral discouragement

Barry Maxwell has written another important post on discouragement in ministry. I encourage you to read this full post and ponder what he says. There is much helpful wisdom here to help us assess ourselves well, while avoiding unnecessary self-condemnation. This will repay good thoughtful reading.

The Boy in the Alamo

The Boy in the Alamo, by Margaret Cousins(Corona Publishing Company, 1983)[previously published in 1958 under the title We Were There at the Battle of the Alamo] This is an engaging retelling of the story of the Alamo from the perspective of a 12 year old boy, Billy, who sneaks away to follow his older brother […]

Living with Books

(Note: I actually wrote this more than a week ago, but I have left the time references as they are) Not only do I want to read good books to my children, I am also seeking to create a world of books around my children, so that they become accustomed to living with books. I […]

Praying Evangelistically

I have been out of blogging for sometime due to a number of things including a sickness which has kept me down now nine days. I am hoping I am on my way out of the sickness now, and I have quite a back log of items to post- items which backed up during our […]