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Archive of entries posted on April 2013

Humility and Manhood

My boys & I recently read George MacDonald’s Phantastes. C. S. Lewis famously said this book baptized his imagination. I can’t say our experience was so lofty. It is a challenging book to follow, though there are beautiful and wise comments along the way. The last portion of the book is quite good as the […]

“Determination”, by Edgar Guest

My poem of the week this week is another selection from Edgar Guest. My boys are to recite it this morning. “Determination” I’ll see it through, whate’er the danger be. One death is all that God assigns to me. I’ll stand erect against the odds and shout: “I may be whipped, but will not turn […]

“Give me the heart of a Man!”

My poem of the week this week is one my oldest son found a few months ago when I gave them a few books of poetry and required them to find one they would read and explain for all of us the following day. After reading it aloud for us he suggested it would be […]

The Hobbit & The Psalms

My boys and I really enjoyed the recent Hobbit movie. We expected to enjoy it with adventure, fun characters, nobility, courage, perseverance, loyalty- what’s not to like? But I found myself captivated by a certain scene in a way I did not expect. And later I discovered it captivated my boys as well. I am […]

Courage, by Edgar Guest

My poem of the week this week comes from Edgar Guest, a favorite of mine. I had my sons memorize this one last week and recite it this morning. There is much helpful here. Courage This is courage: to remain Brave and patient under pain; Cool and calm and firm to stay In the presence […]

“Read, Pray, Sing” Update

We are now just about a week away from our conference, “Read, Pray, Sing: The Psalms as an Entryway to the Scriptures”, and things are coming together. There is still some space to get in on the special offers for the first 100 registrants: a free copy of B&H’s bible software, WORDSearch, and a free […]