Tag Archives: divine providence

Book Review: Walking The Black Cat: Poems

Walking The Black Cat:  Poems, by Charles Simic When beginning this book, I already knew that I would like it because quite a few of its poems, including the incomparable “Have You Met Miss Jones,” were in a previous compilation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Do Something

Just Do Something:  A Liberating Approach To Finding God’s Will, by Kevin DeYoung Even before the author told the reader himself outright, I could tell that the author was a Calvinist.  Whether or not this is a good thing or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master Of Disguises

Master Of Disguises, by Charles Simic It is this book that reveals at least a great part of the potential of the author, and his wrestling with serious issues.  Even if the author does not come to necessarily the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: Miracles

Miracles:  What They Are, Why They Happen, And How They Can Change Your Life, by Eric Metaxas This is a book that I was somewhat cautious and hesitant about reading, and I think in the main my caution was warranted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3)

Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3), by Sean Fay Wolfe In life it is often true that all good things must come to an end, and that is certainly true of fantasy trilogies like this one.  Like the preceding novels … Continue reading

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We Are Pieces In The Mysterious Game Of Chess Played By God

I have from time to time written about God as a chessmaster.  Some people may find it comforting to realize that God is a master of strategy and that, as we are not on His level, divine providence will work … Continue reading

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An Accidental Picnic

How does one have an accidental picnic?  It is worthwhile to discuss the perfect storm that happens.  Some months ago, I visited The Dalles and somewhat idly mentioned to one of the people there that I hoped we would have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walk On

Walk On:  From Pee Wee Dropout To The NFL Sidelines–My Unlikely Story Of Football, Purpose, And Following An Amazing God, by Ben Malcolmson with Patti McCord [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah WaterBrook Press.  All thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Messiology

Messiology:  The Mystery Of How God Works Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense To Us, by George Verwer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is somewhat … Continue reading

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Two Conversations Concerning The Relationship Between Obedience And Divine Favor

In a lonely and remote Alpine valley two learned peasant bible scholars talk while ploughing the soil with a couple of oxen shared by themselves and their much persecuted fellow brethren.  One of them says to the other, “Brother, have … Continue reading

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