Threading Through Labyrinths

"But when you have killed him, how will you find your way out of the labyrinth?" "I know not, neither do I care: but it must be a strange road, if I do not find it out before I have eaten up the monster's carcass." "... I will give you a sword, and with that …

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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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The Lord’s Prayer: Temptation

Following the part of the Prayer that asks for forgiveness and grace, we go to the reason why we need such things: sin. Sin is part of fleshly nature, and its desires lead us into this rebellion against God. Thus, we ask, "And lead us not into temptation, ..." (Mat. 6:13). But why do we …

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The Lord’s Prayer: Daily Bread

So far in the study of the Lord’s Prayer, we have gone over how we have to put our focus in prayer first on the Lord and who He is. He is our father in every regard perfectly and holy above all else. He and His name is to be hallowed and His will put …

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Part 1: Allhallowmas: Saints, Feasts, and Holidays

How we got one of our most widely celebrated modern day holidays.