Marriage is a poem, but it's other things too. A friend of mine is doing a project I wanted to share with you. He and his wife are photographers and they have a thriving business in Huntington, West Virginia called Boekell Photography (Boekell is their name). They aren't like your aunt's cousin who has a digital camera and a Facebook page (no offense). They are professionals and this is their … [Read more...] about Love is a Diptych
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I am super-delighted to report that my church, Providence Bible Church, will be welcoming Randall Goodgame to Beckley, West Virginia at 7pm on 11/11/11. (That's November 11th.) We're inviting all kids and their parents to come and enjoy a happy, hopping time at our area's first Slugs & Bugs show! Yay. Check out our Facebook page for the concert for details and let us know you're coming. The … [Read more...] about Looking for the new Slugs & Bugs record? Have you looked under there? Under where? Under WHERE? UNDER WHERE?!
Image by Justin Gerard. Here's a section of N.D. Wilson's excellent (and short) post on Stories As Soul Food. Read the entire thing here. This is one of the principal things God has been giving me over the last several years. I believe this kind of understanding is true, beautiful, good, and liberating. -Sam N.D. Wilson... A Mistrust of Magic? Bible-believing Christians frequently have a deep … [Read more...] about Do You Believe In Magic?
These are as many of the post-Hutchmoot posts as I could find, gathered for the purpose of easy access now and in the future. (A few are pre-'moot.) Also, it's convenient for those who weren't able to be there to read and enjoy some of the fruit of that experience. (You can also see last year's collection here.) A good place to start is with Kristen's first post. I haven't read all of these … [Read more...] about Hutchmoot Hub 2011: A Collection of Reflections from a Wonder-full Time
I've been making another trip through G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy. I've found reading this book both incredible and overwhelming. There is so much. So much to think about, enjoy, react to. Just the language and word choice alone is a delight. He uses words and ideas like Robin Hood uses a bow and arrow. It's overwhelming because there is just so much. I need to reread sections to stay with it. But … [Read more...] about Gratitude in Elfland
Everybody and Andrew Peterson's brother is talking about the free audiobook this month from www.Christianaudio.com: Wendell Berry's magnificent Hannah Coulter. I'll add my voice to the chorus. This is an amazing book. I would download it for free if I hadn't already paid $15 for it a while back. I love this book. So very much. Christianaudio is offering many of Berry's novels this month for a … [Read more...] about A Free Audiobook Well Worth Your Time: Hannah Coulter
Gina sent this to me, because she knows this is something I believe is important. I'm a "big" advocate of using big words around kids. Obviously, there are some qualifiers to be explored. But overall, I believe parents generally don't use enough mysterious (to them for the moment), meaningful (growing) language with children. Of course explain as you go, to be sure, but don't shy away from using … [Read more...] about In Defense of Using Big Words With Little Kids
From The Big Picture. Click on the pics to see them larger. Claudio Santana/AP Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters … [Read more...] about Amazing Photos of Volcanic Cloud and Lightning from Chile