Do you have time to read literature books? No? Here are some tips

By Elizabeth Prata I love to read. I've always been a reader. It became my profession, both as an elementary school teacher and then a journalist. I love connecting people with print. Reading has been my friend all my life. This age-old activity provided an escape from difficult family situations. It offered never-ending, free entertainment. …

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What’s on my nightstand- and why

My church family is a family of readers. That's good. I am a reader too. That means we are also talkers about books. We love to interact mindfully and intentionally about spiritual things. Our elders model this and encourage it. Our Family Groups, Book Clubs, and get-togethers are rife with conversations that are sparked with …

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Meditating on God’s Word

Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. (Psalm 104:34)Thomas Brooks offers an excellent description of Biblical meditation...Remember that it is not hasty reading—but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, which makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere …

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Of Reading Plans and Audio Bibles

EPrata photoThis essay will be more if a "fireside chat" than a theological exploration.I've never done a formal "bible reading plan" as you see commonly discussed every January. I just read through a book of the Bible and see where it takes me. But I thought perhaps it might be a good idea this time …

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The moment Jesus entered heaven, Reading as parenting, A Prophet for an Un-discerning Church, Worldview

Mark Jones at Reformation 21 wrote a tremendously uplifting essay. Tremendous. Christ's Entrance into Heaven speculates on the scene in heaven, after Jesus ascended to heaven. Here is how it begins:Have you ever wondered what it must have been like when Christ entered heaven after having ascended? This was a unique moment in redemptive history, …

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(Updated) A pile of books, oldies and I hope goodies!

Update at bottomA year ago, our pastor resigned/was fired for having discovered that he'd spent years in serial plagiarism. The deacons and staff were cleaning out his office this week (because it looks like God may just now have sent the man He wishes us to have lead us) and there was a stack of …

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