While we had family visiting this weekend we were all sitting out on the front porch. It was hot, so we had the fans running. At one point probably two-thirds of us were standing or sitting under or near one of them. Suddenly there was a loud noise and that fan started careening wildly. I… Continue reading God Protects
We had family visiting this weekend so we had a little extra meal planning and scrambling going on. I planned to make a triple batch of a pita recipe I found so we would have 24 pitas. I enjoy making various sorts of bread, so I was looking forward to this. At the same time,… Continue reading God Provides
The media rhetoric on this incident is really high, in part because Russia became the bogey man sometime between Obama telling Romney the 80s wanted it’s foreign policy back and 2016, but let’s be careful to call this what it is. Espionage. Extremely successful and sophisticated espionage, but espionage. It was not an act of… Continue reading The “hack attack” or “cyberattack” of Christmas 2020
We’re here for the time being, I answer to the query— Just for a couple of years, we said, a dozen years back. Nothing is more permanent than the temporary. We dine sitting on folding chairs—they were cheap but cheery. We’ve taped the broken windowpane. TV’s still out of whack. We’re here for the time… Continue reading A poem about our life
Born January 16, 2019 10:47pm (in time to share Daddy’s birthday). 22″, 8lbs 4oz As with Mira, please help us out by not posting this or any other photos to social media.
We took Mira to the Nutcracker a little while back and weren’t sure it made much of an impression, but this morning I got to sit and watch her be a ballerina. She (and I) had great fun as she twirled and hopped and danced around.
The Nicene creed says this of Christ: I believe… in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. (NKJV, NASB… Continue reading The Nicene Creed according to modern Bible translations
Some people are obsessed with making diet plans from descriptive passages of the Bible, like the Daniel diet or Ezekiel bread. I wonder how many of them make sure to cook the bread over dried excrement? Ezekiel 4:9-15
This post will probably only interest the very nerdy, tin foil hat subset of my friends. But I thought I’d share because figuring out the configuration took a lot of searching and trial and error. I like to use OpenDNS because it allows me to set filters for our family’s internet, which is just the… Continue reading VPN excluding DNS
The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology – Clark, John; Johnson, Marcus Peter This was a great book that magnifies Jesus Christ through and through. The authors emphasize again and again that we are saved by all that Jesus was, is, and did as God-man – not… Continue reading The Incarnation of God
Today is a day of small prayers. Some spoken with a smile. An old friend who lives in another country has been staying with us this week. Thank you, Lord, for long chats and honesty. Where she lives they only have electricity a few hours a day. Thank you, Lord, for a refrigerator… Continue reading Small prayers
Biblical Dogmatics – Voigt, Andrew George (1917) This is a good little Systematic Theology from the early 20th century. It is from a conservative Lutheran position so there were some perspectives I hadn’t encountered before, but that was, in large part why I read it. I’m exploring this branch of Protestant Reformation thought at the… Continue reading Biblical Dogmatics
Coming back to our foreign home-away-from-home-but-really-more-like-home-sort-of has been good. There haven’t been any real shocks that I can think of. A major grocery chain went out of business but most of their locations have been taken over by one that was always cheaper. One major difference is that I have only taken a bus once,… Continue reading Settling in
My five or so year long quest to read The Brothers Karamazov has come to an end. I’m just glad it’s over. I devoured Crime and Punishment but this one never hooked me. Many people praise it highly, so maybe it’s just me, there we’re brilliant moments but on the whole it was one long… Continue reading The Brothers Karamazov