I’m still on break, but this is too good not to share. A blogger and her 9-year-old daughter has started taking Lutherans hymns and arranging them as free beginner hymns for budding pianists! And, I do mean beginner! Her post here, announcing her intent to share such a supremely awesome resource for FREE, already has the first hymn selection, I Know that My Redeemer Lives! Right on time for Easter!
I particularly adore this selection because, to me, it’s a funeral hymn. It continues to comfort me about those this world has lost, and I think it’s excellent theology put into a child’s mouth. 🙂
Woo hoo! Free Lutheran resource for piano!!!
I don’t so much “take” a spring break as apparently collapse into one. 🙂 I’ll take the next week or two to work elsewhere, including possibly on my first self-published manuscript!
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Blessed Lent! Happy Holy Week! A reverent Triduum! And, a mighty and joyful Easter to you!
Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. As I’ve continued to think about the topic, it’s occurred to me that, as sinners, we are so quick to look to “normal.” What do we consider normal? An ongoing pretty good situation that can handle rather trivial chances in scenario. I’m thinking “normal” relates to our understanding of God and the extent of our need for God! Sadly, people don’t want to need God in a normal, ongoing way.
There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.
In Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller’s Wednesday What-Not email last week, he included what books were given away (although I forget if it was by him or given away most often by his readership). It’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a neat thing to know and a handy way to learn about go-to resources.
Look at what timely book I just discovered! Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for the Middle School Student is a very new release from a CUW (or as I still think of it, “Mequon”!) grad, Valerie Locklair. I haven’t read it. I haven’t seen it, but I very much love the idea and so far all reviews are very positive. One review, in particular, I see is from Dr. Angus Menuge, who I trust as a Lutheran and scholar.
Although his book will not be released until mid-May, I’m so proud of my brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Adam Hensley, and his forthcoming book, Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter.” Apparently it will be one of the latest volumes in the “long running and cutting-edge Library of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies series.” Here is an interview the esteemed seminary professor (Adelaide, Australia) gives as he “delves deeper into the origins and research of his book.”
Woo hoo! Proud of you, bro! And, congratulations on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Hannah Grace!!!
And, ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t mind, please say a prayer for Lutherans pursuing doctoral degrees. So much of the academic world demands homage where we wouldn’t necessarily place it, at the same time that the academic world continues to benefit from the men and women pursuing truth, wisdom, and academia. I really respect those who walk the fine line in honor of their God and in love to both their secular and Spiritually-same neighbors.
GoodReads is in the beta-testing stages of kindle giveaways. Yay! See here for more information. As it becomes available to a wider group of audiences, maybe the price tag of $119 will go down. But, my question for you is, why are kindle books getting so much more expensive? More expensive than print confuses me.
You know how I love free stuff, especially when they are Lutheran resources!!! Emmanuel Press has recently announced that Starck’s Motherhood Prayers for All Occasions is now available as a free download on their website!
Ok, writers. Are we in this together? I’m finding that I’m a bit too scattered these days. I have some spring cleaning to do that is specifically to my writing projects! How about you? Any writing spring cleaning planned?