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Martin Luther dies

Friday, October 20th, 2017

February 18, 1546 — Martin Luther dies in Eisleben of a heart attack.

The providence of God seemed to run quite contrary to his promise

Friday, October 20th, 2017

God is to be trusted when his providences seem to run contrary to his promises. God promised to give David the crown, to make him king; but providence ran contrary to his promise. David was pursued by Saul, and was in danger of his life, but all this while it was David’s duty to trust […]

Part 11 Pilgrim’s Progress — Timorous and Mistrust

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Part 11 — Timorous and Mistrust by John Bunyan audio Timorous and Mistrust by John Bunyan read-along text Now, when he reached the top of the hill, two men came running to meet him — the name of one was Timorous, and the other Mistrust. Christian inquired of them, “Sirs, what is the matter? You […]

An unusual and curious children’s picture book

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. This week’s Five in a Row book is Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Ian Wallace. This little children’s picture book is based on a subject so unusual and curious that it might spark a lengthy study for […]

Part 10 Pilgrim’s Progress — The Hill Difficulty

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Part 10 — The Hill Difficulty by John Bunyan audio The Hill Difficulty by John Bunyan read-along text I beheld, then, that they all went on until they came to the foot of the Hill Difficulty, at the bottom of which was a spring. Here there also were two other ways besides that path which […]

Literature of Egypt — New Ebook from Trivium Pursuit

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ancient History from Primary Sources: Literature of Egypt by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This ebook is an expanded excerpt from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. We have selected seventeen pieces of Egyptian literature which are commonly considered to be culturally important, yet not inappropriate for students ages […]

CT scan today

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

One of two things could happen today during the CT scan: 1. Everything will go fine and I’ll have loads of fun; or 2. The dye they inject into my veins will ignite my white blood cells and there will be a large explosion in Aledo which means we won’t be going out for ice […]

Happy is that Christian

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Our Lord has . . . many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren. –J.C. Ryle

This is how you can wean your child off of too much screen time

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain — Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain “Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision […]

Part 9 Pilgrim’s Progress — Formalist and Hypocrisy

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Part 9 — Formalist and Hypocrisy by John Bunyan audio Formalist and Hypocrisy by John Bunyan read-along text And as he was troubled about this — he spotted two men come tumbling over the wall on the left side of the narrow way. They soon caught up to Christian, and entered into conversation with him. […]

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