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Archive of entries posted on January 2009

Mission in Kenya

My good friend Phil Eyster, of Eagle Projects International, is in Kenya preaching the gospel and providing theological training for local pastors. He has no internet access but with a cell signal he has been able to send out updates. It was amazing to me to receive a note and this photo from him just […]

Psalm 27

I saw this on Ray Ortlund’s blog, and appreciated it so much I had to cite the whole thing here. Good, helpful, powerful truth. The Lord is my light and my salvation;whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1 “One of the best ways to dispel doubts and fears is to summon to our aid the very […]

Keeping Holiday

Keeping Holiday, Starr Meade (Crossway, 2008), pb., 192 pp. Ages 6+ I got a copy of this book several months ago but waited for Christmas to read it to my children. We enjoyed it. It is sort of a “Pilgrim’s Progress meets Christmas.” In the story Holiday is a resort where many families come for […]

Free Study Bible for First 50 Registrants

I have previously mentioned the upcoming Ryan Center Conference featuring Dr. Don Carson. Today the Conference Facebook group sent out the following message: The first 50 people who sign up for our April 2009 Bible Conference will receive a free copy of Tyndale’s New Living Translation Study Bible on CD-ROM! The disc includes the complete […]

Gospel in the Hospital

Since my boys are studying the War Between the States I have read a number of books on the subject this past Fall to supplement our discussions. I came across a book published in 1957 by Broadman Press titled, Chaplains in Gray, written by Charles Pitts. It was a fascinating look at the work of […]

Psalms in the ESVSB

Reading the notes on the Psalms in The ESV Study Bible I was struck by the assumption of the Psalms being sung, both by Israel and the church today. Regularly the introductory note on a specific Psalms includes a comment that “the singing congregation” affirms a certain truth or “When the faithful sing this Psalm…” […]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Ages 7+ This year for the first time we read A Christmas Carol together as a family as we approached Christmas. I was reminded again of what a great story it really is. When I first read it a few years ago I realized how much better the actual book […]

Baby Bible

Baby’s First Bible NKJV (Thomas Nelson, 2008), hb This is a Bible intended as a gift for baby showers, baptisms, etc. Here are some quotes from the publisher’s promotional material: “Here’s the first baby keepsake Bible with the ‘AWW’ factor! The flocked packaging and Bible cover with the precious duckie designs … will keep recipients […]