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Summer Blueberry Thoughts

Having just returned from vacationing near Lake Michigan, knowing my children will return to school tomorrow, and even seeing some leaves starting to turn because of the cool weather, I am reminded of how quickly the summer is ending.  Though not quite a paper on “What I did on My Summer Vacation,” here are a […]

Podcast: Satan’s Awful Idea

Recently our fellow blogger, Austin Brown, self-published a book entitled Satan’s Awful Idea with the subtitle A Biblical Theology of Satan’s Fall and Its Implication on the Unfolding Human Drama.  Combining his knowledge gleaned from years of listening to reformed podcasts on his mail route, his love of reading theological tomes, and his vivid imagination, in this work […]

Libations of Prayer

O loving Father,   When our hope begins to fade   And our strength fails, Again you send Your servants   To come alongside us,   Visible, tangible messengers of Your care.   In prayer we cling to ancient promises   With brokenhearted faith that cries,   Weeping yet once again over loss. Their tears fall […]

Truth In Mendacity

Man is a very confused creature. Merely consider the vast multitude of worldviews and religions, and how humanity understands reality in nearly every imaginable way. Flip open a textbook of comparative religion. Turn the pages of a philosopher’s journal. Journey down the corridors of history. What belief does man not hold? It is all there, […]

The Reflecting Pond

The former owners of our house, a sweet elderly couple, had told us there was once a small pond there, filled in years ago.  Yet it was difficult to believe.  For in the small, triangular area in our yard where they had pointed, the tangle of yuccas, irises, peonies, lilies, and weeds of all varieties made it impossible […]

The Bird Watcher

Though neither ornithologist nor true bird watcher, living on the edge of woods at spring time has helped me understand the enthusiasm some have for this hobby.  Especially while praying in the morning or enjoying a quiet Sabbath rest, the flights of a variety of birds through the forest make it – and one’s own heart […]