There is no Frigate Like a Book from the Pen of Emily Dickinson

The more I try to learn and understand how prose and poetry works, the more I realize that I can't recapture the the years of ignoring virtually all literature from my childhood. It's like starting in grade school again and working your way up, only now you don't have time to do so because of…

The Power of Words and the Wonder of God :: Review

Up for a quick book review today is a book called The Power of Words and the Wonder of God, which I finished up a few weeks ago. This small book (176 pages) was published back in September of 2009 by John Piper, Sinclair Ferguson, and Mark Driscoll come together with worship pastor Bob Kauflin,…

Religion Better Understood by Actions Than by Words

I have been trying for weeks to figure out what to take and what not to take with me to Uganda, and as a friend of mine said yesterday, less is more. It seems no matter how little I take I'm still doing what I perceive a typical American would do, take too much stuff.…

New Semester Of Hebrew from Alef to Taw

Today is the start of another new semester. I love the start of the fall semester when it rolls back around. Everyone getting back into the groove of a busy fall schedule (down here that means football and basketball are not far away). Hard to believe how full my schedule already is at this point…

This is Quite Possibly the Longest Book Title Ever Jonathan Edwards

This is quite possibly the longest book title ever. “The book, An Humble Attempt to Promote an Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of God’s People thro’s the World, in Extraordinary Prayer, for the Revival of Religion, and the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth, Pursuant to Scripture Promise and Prophecies Concerning the Last Time, [was]…

What's in a Wordle on The Damascus Blog?

I thought I would start off with something light hearted for the week here on The Damascus Blog, and then I came across wordle again. If you haven't seen or used a Wordle yet, it can be very interesting and a little eye opening. I have looked at these now and then but I always…

What’s in a Wordle on The Damascus Blog?

I thought I would start off with something light hearted for the week here on The Damascus Blog, and then I came across wordle again. If you haven't seen or used a Wordle yet, it can be very interesting and a little eye opening. I have looked at these now and then but I always…

Words of the Wise, The 24 Hour Challenge A Day Later

Here we are another 24 hours has gone by and the 24 Hours of Wise Words, Rusty's Challenge from Rusty is over for the sake of this blog post. As far as the meaning in our lives and how we treat others, this should continue and be a part of our persona as we grow…

24 Hours of Wise Words, Rusty’s Challenge

Today we continued the series called Speak, a message about the power of words to shape our lives. This topic can really speak right to the heart of many of us since we all tend to use words. Sometimes we use those words to hurt, and other times to build each other up, but do…

24 Hours of Wise Words, Rusty's Challenge

Today we continued the series called Speak, a message about the power of words to shape our lives. This topic can really speak right to the heart of many of us since we all tend to use words. Sometimes we use those words to hurt, and other times to build each other up, but do…