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Archive of entries posted on July 2008

Gum, Geckos, and God

I am happy to be participating in a blog tour by Jim Spiegel promoting his new book Gum, Geckos, and God. Jim teaches philosophy at Taylor University and is the father of four children. This book is a record of various conversations that have come up between him and his children as they have talked […]

Family Guide to Caspian

A Family Guide to Prince Caspian, Christin Ditchfield (Crossway, 2008), pb., 123 pp. I am late commenting on this book since it was released to coincide with the movie. However, the movie was a real disappointment so we can simply carry on talking about the book. This little book gives a brief introduction to C. […]

“Bound for the Promised Land”

I love corporate worship. I realize this more and more as the years go by it seems. In the corporate gathering of the saints as we worship God, I see things more clearly than just about any other time. It is as if the reality of heaven breaks through my clouded vision and those realities […]

Our Dog

I am a “dog person.” As I grew up my dad raised beagles, and we had 30 to 40 dogs at a time. I have enjoyed dogs as far back as I can remember. However, our family had not had a dog, yet because I have been waiting until our boys were ready to help […]

Osprey Graphic History

A few months ago I discovered the Osprey Graphic History seriesas five volumes were available online at a significant discount. They are essentially comic-book accounts of key battles and looked like they might be a fun addition to our other books so I purchased them. The five volumes are: Surprise Attack: Battle of Shiloh The […]

Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time, James Cloyd Bowman (The New York Review Children’s Collection, 2007; prev. published 1937) Ages 5-11 This is a Newberry Honor book, and I remember enjoying the tall tales about Pecos Bill as a young boy. However, this book did not especially grab us. It was fair, but […]

Plodding Along

Doug Wilson has a beneficial post on his approach to getting things done. I found it a good reminder- challenging, refreshing and encouraging. It reminded me of a story I have been told about William Carey (though I have not checked it out). Carey accomplished an amazing amount of work in his missionary labors from […]