Nature’s Wonders Follow the Plow

The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow. Such a field, as it lies year after year, becomes a familiar landmark to the crow and the blue jay. […] Safe and undisturbed, it sprawls lazily in the sunshine, the picture of sleepy contentment.

But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: Never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain. Fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the plow and the harrow.

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One Child, One Image

If two men were building a house together, but they both held tightly to differing sets of blueprints, it would not be to the point to say that they still had much in common. They both own hammers, saws, nails, carpenter’s belts, and so on, and let us say that both of them were of […]

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Songs We Sing (4/6/14)

The following is from Mother Kirk: Essays On Church Life (p. 134-135) written by Douglas Wilson. The issue of worship is crucial because, for good or ill, the Church leads the way in our culture… One of our problems is that we have confounded praise and worship. The definition of praise seems obvious, and fortunately, it is. […]

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Can’t Dance The Forgiveness Tango Alone

Many people misunderstand forgiveness. What follows is a concise excerpt from Douglas Wilson’s book, For A Glory And A Covering: A Practical Theology For Marriage (p. 94-95). It deals with one commonly misunderstood aspect, that forgiveness is a transaction. In other words, it’s not possible to dance the forgiveness tango alone. Forgiveness comes from someone whose heart is […]

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