Sayings of the wise“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.”
by G. K. Chesterton ILN 1-3-20
‘Thimbles and thunderstorms!’ cried Trumpkin in a rage. ‘Is that how you speak to the King? Send me, Sire, I’ll go.’— C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Chap. 7 “Old Narnia in Danger”
‘But I thought you didn’t believe in the Horn, Trumpkin,’ said Caspian.
‘No more I do, your Majesty. But what’s that got to do with it? I might as well die on a wild goose chase as die here. You are my King. I know the difference between giving advice and taking orders. You’ve had my advice, and now it’s the time for orders.’
Category Archives: Family
I find it somewhat disconcerting to think of God as “happy”, it seems almost disrespectful. Yet this is what Paul was thinking about God when writing 1 Timothy 1:11. I am grateful to John Piper for chapter 7 of his book God … Continue reading
Insightful write-up by Conrad Mbewe, in Lusaka, Zambia: In Africa, south of the Sahara, we have a system that is foreign to the social life of people in the West. It is popularly known as the extended family system. It … Continue reading
We are just about to complete The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We have been reading about one book a week, and while its always a blessing to read with my children, this is something more. The Chronicles of Narnia … Continue reading
Father Forgets (continues) by W. Livingston Larned (HT Juan Winnaar) Moving poem, both a rebuke and an encouragement.
It is great to see ol’ JI Packer punting a return to the lost art of catechesis in his new book Grounded in the Gospel, and its great to see this punted on Charles Coulson breakpoint site.
by Charles Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening, Morning, November 1st “The church in thy house.” — Philemon 2 Is there a Church in this house? Are parents, children, friends, servants, all members of it? or are some still unconverted? Let … Continue reading
Just finished this excellent book. It has not really thrown me into any major thought shifts, but rather more confirmed and affirming the views I hold now in a pretty good and faith building way. And it has therefore become … Continue reading
A wonderfully popular scripture for woman these days is 1 Timothy 2:15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control. Which understandably raises eye brows among bible believing types thinking, “eh, are there … Continue reading
Family Worship & Family Harmony by James Alexander & Michael J. McHugh Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon … Continue reading