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Michael Philliber
Pastor and writer
Pastor and writer

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"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A Review
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates My rating: 5 of 5 stars There was a season when I did review work for an Austin-based company that helped to market books for self-published authors and small presses. Though, on occasion, I received texts that b...

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"O God Our Father, We Implore You..." - 19 February 2017
O God our
Father, we
implore you to make us a holy, joy-filled people in our homes, occupations, and
our various networks of friends. May those who are married be free of strife,
pettiness, and fear; may those who are single be chaste and holy, enjoying you...

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"Prayers for Trump" by Charles M. Garriott. A Review
Prayers for Trump: Petitions for the 45 th President Charles M. Garriott Riott Publishing, LLC 3731 Van Ness Street NW Washington, DC 20016 ISBN: 978-0-9762004-5-1; $18.99; March 2017 5 stars of 5 There are sparks and censures on the one side as well as

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"Cane Fighting" by Sammy Franco. A Review
Cane Fighting: The Authoritative Guide to Using the Cane or Walking Stick for Self-Defense by Sammy Franco My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have walked with a cane for years, usually for comfort (not medical reasons...yet) and as a means to have something in hand ...

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O Lord, Mercifully Look Upon..." - 12 February 2017 AM and PM
Sunday morning: O Lord Jesus
Christ, our God, your mercies and loving-kindnesses have been from everlasting.
You did become man and stooped to endure crucifixion and death for the
salvation of all who rightly believe in you. You rose from the dead for our

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"Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society" by R.R. Reno. A Review
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society by R.R. Reno My rating: 5 of 5 stars Given the bombastic and melodramatic hotness of the past several months, a book promoting the resurgence of a Christian Society in the United States might well be taken as sim...

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"The King's Justice" by Stephen R. Donaldson. A Review
The King's Justice: Two Novellas by Stephen R. Donaldson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stephen Donaldson bundles together two unrelated, but artistic tales that go different directions in the 307 page paperback, “The King’s Justice.” Both novelettes are easy to r...

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"Our Father Who Art in Heaven" - 5 February 2017
Drawn from the Heidelberg
Catechism on the Lord’s Prayer Our Father Who art in heaven :
we come to you trusting and rejoicing that you are our Father through Jesus
Christ, and that you will answer us, as promised, with as much readiness as,
and more readine...
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