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Thomas Watson on Love to God

I recently fell in love with my wife all over again. As she bemoaned the scarcity of good Christian books, I handed her a copy of  the puritan Thomas Watson's (1620–1686) The Doctrine of Repentance. She read a few pages during her morning devotions the next two days....

Response to New York Times Op-Ed

Devin Michelle Bunten began a recent New York Times op-ed piece with a bang: “Men menstruate. Some have even given birth. Women with penises and prominent larynxes walk the streets and use the ladies’ restroom. Nonbinary people wear binders and use they/them pronouns....

Monday Morning Poetry

For this week's installment of Monday Morning Poetry, I'd like to share William Shakespeare's (1564–1616) "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes": When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my...

Monday Morning Poetry

Since we're just coming out of the Easter season, for this week's selection of Monday Morning Poetry, I have chosen "Most Glorious Lord of Life" by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin, And...

Monday Morning Poetry

Several years ago on a different blog I began a series of posts titled "Monday Morning Poetry." Why? Well, 1) because I like poetry, and 2) because it felt right. I'm not sure I need a deeply philosophical reason for doing so. After all, it's my blog and I can do what...

Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

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Thomas Watson on Love to God

I recently fell in love with my wife all over again. As she bemoaned the scarcity of good Christian books, I handed her a copy of  the puritan Thomas Watson's (1620–1686) The Doctrine of Repentance. She read a few pages during her morning devotions the next two days....

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Response to New York Times Op-Ed

Devin Michelle Bunten began a recent New York Times op-ed piece with a bang: “Men menstruate. Some have even given birth. Women with penises and prominent larynxes walk the streets and use the ladies’ restroom. Nonbinary people wear binders and use they/them pronouns....

read more

Monday Morning Poetry

For this week's installment of Monday Morning Poetry, I'd like to share William Shakespeare's (1564–1616) "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes": When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my...

read more

Monday Morning Poetry

Since we're just coming out of the Easter season, for this week's selection of Monday Morning Poetry, I have chosen "Most Glorious Lord of Life" by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin, And...

read more

Monday Morning Poetry

Several years ago on a different blog I began a series of posts titled "Monday Morning Poetry." Why? Well, 1) because I like poetry, and 2) because it felt right. I'm not sure I need a deeply philosophical reason for doing so. After all, it's my blog and I can do what...

read more

Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

read more