Reading with Pearl: Children’s Bibles

I realize the topic of Bibles for children is pretty specific and perhaps not widely interesting but it's an important one in our household so I thought I'd share what I've found/learned in the past two years. First, there are lots of bad children's Bibles out there but I'm not going to focus on that… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Children’s Bibles

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“The Lord was with Joseph”

We've lurched our way into 2017 in our household with bad colds for Pearl and I. Peter and I made it to 10:30 on New Year's Eve and I spent most of January 1st in bed. Pearl picked up the illness from me and has had a rough couple of nights recently. Despite that, I'm… Continue reading “The Lord was with Joseph”

Book Review: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

This is a unique little book in that it isn't quite a Biblical lesson, it isn't quite a story. It's a retelling, of sorts, of the stories of Saul, David, and Absalom, particularly as relates to David's connections with each. Saul was the first king of Israel, chosen by God when the people demanded they… Continue reading Book Review: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

Book Review – A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

This is a book I've been wanting to read for a long time and it did not disappoint. I was familiar with Rachel Held Evans' writing through her blog - mostly posts circulated by friends. And while I've never followed it religiously (pun!) I've generally appreciated what I've read from Evans. A Year of Biblical… Continue reading Book Review – A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Signs of Spring

And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the Heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the Heavens to give light upon the Earth." And it was so.… Continue reading Signs of Spring

Rejoice and Give Thanks

First signs of spring outside of my front door. I can't tell you how happy snowdrops make me every year. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This was a verse our pastor referenced in his sermon… Continue reading Rejoice and Give Thanks

Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

I can distinctly recall the picture on the front of the Vancouver Sun. It was a computer-generated idea of what Jesus might have looked like. The man was neither greatly attractive or unattractive. He was an ordinary, Arab-looking man. He had dark skin, dark hair, and dark brown eyes. He looked nothing like the pale,… Continue reading Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey