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Barren Beginnings, Part 3

I’ve been sitting on this last of three sessions for the Bible study, “Barren Beginnings” for a few days. I’m just not sure about it yet, so I would especially welcome your comments or suggestions on writing or content. Am I stating when I ought to be leading with questions? Is it too long, being half a page longer than the other two sessions? Is it less friendly to a broad audience? The previous parts are here and here.

And, once it’s in semi-final form, I’ll post it somewhere so you can download and print it for free use—probably on a new resource page! 🙂

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Lutheran Resource Pages

I like resources and resource pages. I like tidy lists that can serve as one stop shops. So, I’m thinking about putting together yet another page on this site, listing Lutheran resources that may or may not be writing related. By that I mean, links for free resources like Bible studies and not-free resources like Lutheran Etsy shops. Is that dumb? Am I losing sight of my focus with this page?

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Simply Classical Curriculum

I’ve gotten some happy news. My children’s book, How Can I Helpis part of a special education curriculum through Memoria Press, and that “Simply Classical Curriculum” has won First Place in The Old Schoolhouse EE Award for 2016!
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Barren Beginnings, Part 1

I’ve started to work on a short Bible study on barrenness, primarily looking at Old Testament figures although it has stretched a little past that. Since I’m new to writing Bible studies, I thought I’d post sections here in case anyone finds it interesting, helpful, or has comments or suggestions to make. This will be Barren Beginnings, Part 1.

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Adam and Jesus

I had a great idea for today’s blog post during church and then utterly forgot it! Arg. It was about parallels between Adam and Jesus, and the ironic twist on how salvation is won through such similar means! The serpent speaks and the woman is deceived, but Christ speaks and that Word brings faith and salvation! There is the tree that tempted, and the tree stained with the blood of Christ. There is the death of Adam, and the death of Christ. It even occurred to me that there is the forbidden fruit in Eden and then the free offer, “Take. Eat. This is my body.” Adam and Jesus provide so much food for meditation! Oh! Oh! Evil by eating and then death gets swallowed!

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Prelude to Postlude

I had a string of good writing days. Sadly, that stopped. Oh well, here’s another neat Lenten resource. It’s nothing to give up as a discipline. Rather, it’s something to add. I think it’s an excellent idea, especially for writers and word people like us. So, with little more prelude . . .

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Lambs at Pasture

I love passing along Lutheran resources as they come out. Today’s resource highlight is “Lambs at Pasture,” a new weekly tool for daily family devotions. It’s being distributed free of charge via Steadfast Lutherans and it’s put together by LCMS Pastor Derrick Brown and his wife, Kris Brown, a talented graphic designer on my Freelance Writer Support page.

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Lent 2017

I haven’t felt very good so today I’ll just post a quick note saying Steadfast Lutherans has made their Lent 2017 devotional available here. Titled “A Christian Holy People,” it offers devotions on the marks of the Church as described in Luther’s, “On the Councils and the Church.” I haven’t looked through it yet, but I’m happy to share resources I hear about.

If you know of other devotional material available for Lent, feel free to share it in the comments!

PS. Silly me, I should mention Higher Things’ Reflections!

 

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Essays on Mercy

Maybe you thought you’d heard the last from me about the Festschrift, The Mercy of God in the Cross of Christ:Essays on Mercy in Honor of Glenn Merritt. I know I’ve already blogged about it, and the essays I contributed, but there is one more thing I’d like to announce about it.

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Creative Penn

A new writer friend suggested following the Creative Penn. I thought, “Well, if it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough to share.” So, here is a link to the Creative Penn on writing.

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