I seemed to be thinking in long circles these days, coming back around to thoughts I’ve had before and just maybe are good for me to have again. 🙂 That’s something, at least. I’m also hurrying to finish up my last book on a local January-through-April library challenge. The book? Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for Middle School Students! I hope to review it next week. Meanwhile today I’ll mention a Mother’s Day devotional of my own, Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers.
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Maybe one of you can help me out. I’ve been thinking about Martin Luther saying that the office of marriage itself has something of a power, like a draw toward good. A person might look at a wedding ring and remember he or she should be faithful. That sort of thing. What I wonder is whether there is a parallel in parenting. On one hand, I believe a child naturally elicits love. Can the love be rejected? Yes. But I think parenthood likewise inspires love, even if that love can be rejected. Can you think of any quotes or thoughts about such a vocational office pull?
I’ve learned about a bunch of upcoming book releases that caught my attention. Here are titles and authors to help you keep an eye out for release dates, and, as always, at least adding them to Amazon wishlists, etc. 🙂
Do you ever write especially religious letters? If so, do you place Bible verses at the beginning and end? If so, what verses? Do you think some verses are best left for pastors?
Just so you know, I have no idea why some of my links work but appear crossed out, as though disfunctioning or broken. That is, I suspect Amazon doesn’t intend for me to link to search pages, but made it possible.
I’m open to suggestions to fix it, and I’m sorry it’s so unprofessional in appearances. But, if I can tease a little, to me the best way to fix that would be for all the Lutheran authors out there to create free author pages on Author Central! 🙂 You can find a link on just about any Amazon page. I love Author Central and see no possible cons to the program.
I’ll eventually address the problem further, but I’m not sure when. Meanwhile, hopefully it isn’t too annoying, and, apparently go ahead and try links even if they are crossed out! They may still work! Who knew?
I’ve been trying to streamline a lot of areas in my life. You know: toys, attic, computer files, etc. I’ve gotten a good start on it, although I see why decluttering is a lifestyle rather than a two-week chore. Still, what surprised me is just how overloaded I got in the process. Not with what I was downsizing, not even with how behind in things I was. I was just visually OVERLOADED. So, I actually tried something new with my Bible reading at night . . .
I really needed that two week spring break. Although sickness swept through seven out of eight of us, I needed to rest from blogging and homeschooling, even if my attention was needed elsewhere. People. Rest. I recommend it. 😉 Below I’ll give a little update about where I am on writing-related things as my Spring Break update.
Today is the commemoration of Ambrose, whose writing remains on our lips. Thank you, Lord, for Ambrose and for all who have served you with words and hymnody.
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!