Looking for a Christmas present for a hard-to-buy-for Lutheran? Here it is: Johann Gerhard‘s Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death. Feel free to thank me in advance.
Monthly Archives: December 2016
Some mild medical drama prevented a usual post from me today, but thanks be to God our daughter isn’t in medical danger. 🙂
I aspire to raise book-loving children, and Advent is a lovely time to ponder good books for gifts and shared experiences. (Come, Lord Jesus, and, as we wait, let’s have some quality reading. :)) Still, there are a few less pleasant things about children obsessed with reading. Below is a little article about that.
My husband came back from a distant meeting one day and kept talking about the coffee there. Odd. Especially because he isn’t a fancy coffee drinker—neither of us are. Still, I emailed a friend to find out the secret and it’s simply to make your coffee with cinnamon.
You’re pardon me if I don’t tend to push blogs. Blogs are fine. I read ’em, though I read fewer than I used to. Still, I’d like to mention one today: Type 1 Confessional. It’s a new blog written by an author and LCMS pastor, Rev. Christopher Thoma, whose young daughter has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Why do I keep starting new projects rather than finishing old ones? Is it that the inspiration passes? Am I growing toward better approaches? Am I just too divided to focus?!
I learned about another Lutheran author! Bethany Kilcrease is Associate Professor of History at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. According to a biographical blurb, “She has written and spoken on late-Victorian Anglicanism and Parliamentary politics, Protestant responses to the Boer war, anti-Catholicism in popular literature, and the role of Victorian Catholic apologists in popularizing science.” Her book, The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906, will be published and presumably released next Monday, December 12, 2016.