Month: December 2009

Book Review: Parables of the Christ-life


by I. Lilias Trotter Isabella Lilias Trotter was born in 1853 to a wealthy London family.  Born with an uncommon talent for sketching and painting, Lilias forsook fame and renown in order to serve the Lord Jesus as a missionary to Muslim women in…

Thinking about Sunday mornings


I did something that I have never done before this Christmas: I read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I enjoyed it very much and had fun reading it aloud to my children.  They were especially interested that so much of the dialogue in the latest…

What I most enjoyed this Christmas


We went carolling twice this Christmas. Our ladies at church put together several goody baskets to deliver to our shut-ins. And we sang songs for them when we delivered the baskets. That was the first time in a long time that my children have…

The Triumphal Aspect of Redemption


From Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray: “Redemption from the power of sin may be called the triumphal aspect of redemption. In his finished work Christ did something once for all respecting the power of sin and it is in virtue of this…

Reason to Rejoice


I hope you and yours have had a very merry Christmas morning. I did something new this morning: I heated a crockpot full of water so that Karl and the kids could make cocoa or tea. It’s going to stay hot for them all…

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