Repost: Hymns – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

This hymn speaks of thankfulness and the plentiful harvest of God, fitting for this season of Thanksgiving and the end of the church year about to begin anew.

Review: The Wind in the Willows

I knew of The Wind in the Willows stories from the family evening readings of my childhood. Even so, all I could really remember is that there was a character called Toad and another called Frog and they hung out together. After reading this book, I know now that we must have been reading a different …

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On One Palmy Day

As Palm Sunday is coming up, I thought a post on the etymology of the word palm was in order. I was originally only going to look up the word palm, but I came across palmy and decided it needed to be added as well. Yes, palmy is a word - a word coined by Shakespeare no …

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St. Patrick and the Great Commission

https://youtu.be/fg5ejLGEnZk Though the above video was written with children in mind, it summarizes Patrick's life fairly well. Some information is glossed over: Patrick was the son of a Roman Citizen and Deacon, his conversion to Christianity occurred during his enslavement, and it was through him that God worked to convert nearly all of Ireland to …

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Problems of Convenience: A Modest Propsal

Author: Jonathan Swift Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Commentary Jonathan Swift, Irish by parentage but Englishman by citizenship, wrote A Modest Proposal in 1729. During the time he wrote this, there was great suffering in Ireland, and the English seemed to be at a loss as to how to deal with that problem. As the name might …

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