5 free Bible Reading plans

CPH has just provided a very timely service. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to find a chronological ordering of Scripture for the next time I read through. Not only has CPH arranged for that, but they are offering 5 free Bible Reading plans, some covering all of Scripture with others being directed readings!

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Reading Place

Sometimes I have bouts of insomnia. During one such night, I thought about reading and how wonderful it is. And, it occurred to me that reading is like another place to me. A reading place.

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Blizzard at Three Bears Lake

Do you follow author newsletters? Let me know any of your favorites. Right now I’m cutting back to mostly Lutheran authors as you guys are keeping me plenty busy! 😉 Thankfully, Lutheran author Rachel Kovaciny included a charming free story, Blizzard at Three Bears Lakein her latest!

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Lutheran Writing

You know how you aren’t supposed to say certain things? I don’t mean cuss words. I mean that there are all these people who want you to live a life by law: do this, that, and the other, and then you’ll be a real writer. Want to know what real Lutheran writing is? Writing from the Gospel.

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Typing up Notes

Ok. So I’ve got four reviews to post, presumably over the next two and a half weeks. (Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to review. You understood.) Anyway, what I want to talk about now is the irrational fear of typing up notes. 🙂

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Favor?

I hate how often my email subscriptions ask me for input. I honestly try to avoid doing so, but New Year’s Day? Now’s a time for little odds and ends. So, a favor?

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For the New Year

Do I need to give a rationale to explain why I think it’s ok to celebrate Advent as New Years, but not have resolutions or goals until  January 1st? Here you go, along with my tentative hopefully-non-legalistic goals.

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Praetorius – Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas as we continue through the Twelve Days! Today’s post offers another Hat Tip to Rev. Mark Preus for reminding me about Praetorius and this Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning.

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A Christmas Hymn from Germanus

Here’s another Facebook find: A Christmas Hymn from Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople in the mid-8th century, shared by Andy Richard.

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A Christmas Hymn by Mark Preus

Merry Christmas! Today I have a real treat for you: a Christmas hymn by Mark Preus. He hadn’t settled on a tune for it yet, but on his Facebook page was accepting suggestions. At the end of the Christmas poem, you can see the hymn tune suggestion he liked the most. 🙂

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