Sunday, December 27, 2015

For The Lord's Day

All the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why we utter the Amen through Him, to the glory of God”
2 Corinthians 1:20 (RSV)

“Amen” means, “Yes, Lord, you can do it.”
It means, “Yes, Lord, you are powerful.
Yes, Lord, you are wise.
Yes, Lord, you are merciful.
Yes, Lord, all future grace comes from you
and has been confirmed in Christ.”
“Amen” is an exclamation point of hope after a prayer for help.
 -- John Piper in Future Grace

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For The Lord's Day: The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth;
Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.
-- James Montgomery

AdventWe use the Advent Wreath as a reminder of the promise of the one who said “I am the Light of the world,” and whose return we anticipate. Today’s candle is the Angels’ candle. “Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God…” Luke 2:13. Today, as all four candles blaze, we remember the light of heaven’s glory and the celestial choir God sent to herald the birth of His Son, “…glory to the newborn King!”

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Book Review

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. LewisJoy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Abigail Santamaria has done C.S. Lewis fans a great service in this wonderful biography of Joy Davidman (Gresham) Lewis. She fills in many of the blanks in our knowledge of Joy. Joy Davidman was a brilliant individual, a one time Communist, Scientologist and an excellent writer. She was obsessed with C.S. Lewis and her pursuit of him is chronicled here in full.
I read this along with Joy's son Douglas' "Lenten Lands," about his childhood with Joy and "Jack."
Give yourself a treat and read this book.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

For The Lord's Day, Second Sunday in Advent

“Welcome to earth, thou noble guest,
through whom the sinful world is blest!
In my distress thou com’st to me;
what thanks shall I return to thee?”
-- Martin Luther, 1535