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Jim Skaggs
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"I will strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand..."
A Facebook friend's post today reminded me of this: How Firm A Foundation is my favorite hymn, especially when sung to the tune known as "Foundation" or "Protection." It first appeared in John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns in 1787, and was well-known and of...
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Different kinds of experience
From C.S. Lewis, " Meditation in a Tool-shed ," (1945): I was standing today in the dark tool-shed. The sun was shining outside, and through the crack at the top of the door there came a sunbeam. From where I stood that beam of light, with the specks of dus...
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"He here did live, and here did preach"
Ralph Vaughan Williams, "The Truth From Above," Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge: This is the truth sent from above, The truth of God, the God of love; Therefore don’t turn me from your door,    But hearken all both rich and poor. And at that season o...
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"If you will not have God..."
T.S. Eliot: So long...as we consider finance, industry, trade, agriculture merely as competing interests to be reconciled from time to time as best they may, so long as we consider "education" as a good in itself of which everyone has a right to the utmost,...
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For Epiphany: Doré: "Wise Men Guided by a Star" The Journey of the Magi ‘A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For the journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels gall...
One Eternal Day
One Eternal Day
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The curious incident
I've been browsing in the "Quotations" section of Michael and Mollie Hardwick's The Sherlock Holmes Companion , from which: "Which is it today," I asked, "morphine or cocaine?" He raised his eyes languidly from the old black-letter volume which he had opene...
The curious incident
The curious incident
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"Hear my prayer...."
From Psalm 102 (ESV) Hear my prayer, O L ORD ; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a fur...
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"Let not the errors and offenses of the past cling to us..."
Approaching the New Year: EVER-LIVING God, by whose mercy we have come to the gateway of another year; Grant that we may enter it with humble and grateful hearts; and confirm our resolution, we beseech Thee, to walk more closely in Thy way, and labour more ...
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"A black pool opened up"
Based on Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely , thr film version was renamed Murder, My Sweet (1944) because Dick Powell had hitherto played light romantic roles and this definitely wasn't that kind of film. This is one of my favorites in the film noir ge...
"A black pool opened up"
"A black pool opened up"
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"Unto us a child is born..."
Listening to this once again, right now: Via Mockingbird : from the Smithsonian in 2009 : George Frideric Handel's Messiah was originally an Easter offering. It burst onto the stage of Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The audience swelled to a recor...
"Unto us a child is born..."
"Unto us a child is born..."
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