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The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds, illustrated by Paul Lantz Chapter 1 THE SPANISH GUN Edward watched intently as his father struggled into the blue uniform coat that he had had made when he was elected captain of the Guilderland militia. It was a fine thing, he thought, to have Captain Teunis Van Alstyne […]

Part 13 Pilgrim’s Progress — Battle with Apollyon

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Part 13 — Battle with Apollyon by John Bunyan audio Battle with Apollyon by John Bunyan read-along text But now, in this Valley of Humiliation, poor Christian was grievously challenged. He had gone but a little way, before he spotted a foul fiend coming over the field to contend with him — his name was […]

Part 12 Pilgrim’s Progress — The Palace Beautiful

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Part 12 — The Palace Beautiful by John Bunyan audio The Palace Beautiful by John Bunyan read-along text So I saw in my dream, that Christian made haste and went forward, that if possible he might get lodging at the palace. Now before he had gone far, he entered into a very narrow passage, which […]

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 […]

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