Category Archives: Love & Marriage

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

In 1984, from her immensely successful comeback album Private Dancer, Tina Turner released what is perhaps her signature solo song, which became her first and only #1 hot in the Billboard Hot 100, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” … Continue reading

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They, Without A Word, May Be Won Over By The Conduct Of Their Wives

[Note:  This is the text of a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 2017.] I would like to begin today by looking at a passage relating to the relationship between husbands … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jubal Sackett

Jubal Sackett, by Louis L’Amour It is striking, but in this particular book I found a great deal of understanding of views of history that have not been particularly well understood that show a lengthy and early European presence in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sackett

Sackett, by Louis L’Amour Although I had never read the novels of Louis L’Amour before picking up this book and one of its companion volumes, I am at least somewhat familiar with Westerns [1].  As a genre, the Western has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes, by Jen Turano [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having read novels by this author before [1] and at at least a few other historical … Continue reading

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An Act Of Moral Imagination

Earlier today, as I wrote this, I met a close friend of my roommate who will apparently be visiting for some time.  I had never met him before but I was familiar with his name, and he expressed the same … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost Women Of The Bible

Lost Women of the Bible:  Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories, by Carolyn Custis James I must admit that I greatly liked this book, enough that if I can find a reasonably priced volume it would be well worth … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, read by Frances Barber In listening to Jane Austen audiobooks [1] one notices a particular pattern of words and expressions that one does not notice when reading it quickly.  For example, the narrator uses the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen I have been getting in the habit of listening to audiobook versions of Jane Austen novels, as I like to reread them every year [1].  Recently I have enjoyed the film critiques of an … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 25: A Case Study Of David Being A Man After God’s Own Heart

Acts 13:22 gives a familiar picture David as a man after God’s own heart:  “And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the … Continue reading

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