Saturday, November 29, 2008

Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers

How in the world do you speak about the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity to a 5-year-old?

These little books, Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers, look like an excellent resource for parents and other teachers of young children ages 4-8 (the author, Joey Allen, is also planning a book on doctrine for older children.)

There are 4 books in the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series: The Gospel, The Scriptures, The Trinity, and The Mission.

The premise of the books is that even young children are able to grasp big truths about God, and we should be telling them those truths! They are available at, as well as at other outlets, I would guess. Purchasing them through this link will help support Tony Kummer's helpful ministry. Click on the link, check the books out and read the customer reviews. This is the kind of resource every Christian family should have around.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Book Meme

My friend Laurie tagged me for a book meme. The rule is to "pick up the nearest book with at least 123 pages, turn to the 123rd page, find the 5th sentence, and then post the three sentences immediately after that. "

So in front of me on the coffeetable is my daughter's Biology textbook. Let's see, page 123...this will be a bit weird, since these are study guide questions, but a question is technically a sentence...there's the 5th question...and here are the next three. If you can answer these questions correctly, I'll award you a major prize.

6. Of the hyphae listed in question 5, which are aerial? (Sorry, according to the rules I cannot help you by posting question 5. You'll just have to make your best guess.)

7. What is the difference between a sporangiophore and a conidiophore?

8. Give the main characteristic associated with each of the phyla of kingdom Fungi: Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, Zygomycota, Chytridiomycota, Deuteromycota, and Myxomycota.

Did you know there was a kingdom of Fungi? I think I know where it's capital city is hidden. And Deuteromycota must be a biblical phyla (fella?)

Thanks Laurie, that was... fun. :)

I'm supposed to tag 5 bloggers;Missy, Missy and Jennie, you count as 5!

Delight Yourself in the Lord

I really need to follow up the last post with some more thoughts on the election...I've had them, I'm fairly certain. But for now I'll just say this, which is likely of much more eternal significance:

that when it says in Psalm 112:1, "Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments", those two things, fearing the LORD and delighting in his commandments, are the same thing.

Amazing that the fear of him and delight in what he commands are all of a piece.