Luke 9

For the text of Luke 9, click here. The chapter opens with Jesus sending out the twelve apostles with "power and authority" as was recounted in Matthew 10 and Mark 6. Jesus is mostly quoted the same, though Matthew is a little more wordy as usual and some of the intention does get a little... Continue Reading →

Luke 8

As National Poetry Month has ended, we return to the Book of Luke for our look at the Bible. As mentioned before, this is a study that I'm doing for two reasons. First, I've never read through the whole Bible before and figure it's a good idea as a Christian in general to understand it... Continue Reading →

Psalm 71: Forsake Me Not When My Strength is Spent

Psalm 71 is a psalm of praise for everything God has done for the psalmist while also being a request for His continued support. It swings between the idea that God has always been there for him and that he needs the continued supports a few times and is almost pleading in the feel. Also,... Continue Reading →

A study of yoga and Christianity

I'm currently The Yoga of Jesus and though I'm not far into it, the idea of Christianity and yoga not being complimentary has been something that has always bothered me. Some Christians think of it as being a part of Hinduism or Buddhism, which would detract from practicing Christianity or faith in Christ. Some think... Continue Reading →

Psalm 70: O Lord, Do Not Delay

Psalm 70 is yet another psalm of David, this one listed as a memorial offering. I went back to find what that meant, and it is a part of the offering left for God to remember the psalmist in a good way. I think that means it should be said along with giving a memorial... Continue Reading →

Psalm 69: Save Me, O God

Psalm 69 is a beautiful lament where the author asks God to save them. As I read it, I thought of a person who was in over their heads in life and judged for it by their contemporaries, someone who is trying to make up for past transgressions but failing at it and turning to... Continue Reading →

Psalm 68: God Shall Scatter His Enemies

This month we're back to the Psalms. In case you weren't around for it, I had decided a few years ago to work through the psalms every April. There are 150 of them and that's a lot all in a row. We've gotten through 67 of them so far and it's been slow going on... Continue Reading →

Luke 7

For the full text of Luke 7, click here. Luke 7 opens with the story of Jesus and the centurion which had been in Matthew 8. It follows the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew, as it does here. The story is mostly the same with some fine differences. Here, the centurion sent people to... Continue Reading →

Luke 6 Part 2

For the full text of Luke 6, click here. We left the last post where Jesus had just called up the apostles and continues with another telling of the Beautitudes, but just a little different. The Beatitudes of Luke 6 are about 5 beatitudes shy of Matthew 5. “Blessed are you who are poor, for... Continue Reading →

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

I originally thought this was going to be an interesting retelling of Cinderella, which excited me a lot after Cinder became my all time favorite retelling collection, but this is actually so much better than a retelling. The book is more fantasy than I normally read, but I had been more intrigued whenever I read... Continue Reading →

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