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Weekly Meanderings

Farewell to President Ford.
I am a big fan of Clarence Jordan — not just for his stuff on the Sermon on the Mount, but also for his clever translations. Thanks to iMonk.
Here’s a blog series — I’m linking to the site — that is a “virtual book” on how to read the Bible. Good one, Ken.

1. This beach was big enough for us — partly because I sat up yonder under a palm tree’s gentle, breezy shades!
2. A review of my Mary book that reflects the spirit of Mary herself — thanks Greg. Ted Gossard is now finished reviewing Embracing Grace — thanks Ted for such a thoughtful and thorough series.
3. Here’s a good listing of outrageous fees we are sometimes asked to pay.
4. The Best Quotes of the Year.
5. Rob, we too drive through the neighborhoods to see the lights. If you ever get to Freeport Illinois at Christmas, make sure you see the “cherry tree”!
6. What would you do differently? Besides listen to Jim Martin’s short reflection, I’d learn to use gadgets the way Jim can.
7. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but here’s a nice story about what happened.
8. A good place to start with Mark Roberts’ reflections on Dickens. I read the book every Christmas, and have done so for more than a decade.
9. We might ponder 2007 with this clear reminder from Michael Kruse.
10. A good friend has had a good year!
11. I’m not sure we needed to know this.
Somewhere between the “sun and New York City” this was seen:



Nonsense of the Year.

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Ted Gossard

posted December 30, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Thanks, Scot, for these links. And for your mention of my series on “Embracing Grace”. It was good for me to go over the book at least the second time. (and I’ll keep coming back to it) In a slow way like that. A book could surely be written from each chapter. At least one time it seemed like I was struck with how new the content was coming across to me, though I had read it before. Hopefully more will read it. Because it’s on what the gospel really is and our place in it in the Story. It’s right up there with your book “The Jesus Creed” in importance (or, how that love of God is manifested to us and through us to the world).
I have cold feet right now (even with the great slippers my wife bought me) so you and yours better enjoy the warmth and what-not on you feet right now. (though can’t complain when it’s 48degreesF this time of the year in Grand Rapids)

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Michael Kruse

posted December 31, 2006 at 5:06 pm

Loved your “good friend” Amazon. I have owned Amazon stock for years. Also, I think Amazon has a UPS driver here in Kansas City devoted to deliveries to my house.

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Michael Kruse

posted December 31, 2006 at 5:07 pm

Also, thanks for the link!

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Ken Schenck

posted January 1, 2007 at 8:55 am

Hey Scot, thanks for linking me. Critique and suggestions are welcome from all. Enjoy Ixtapa!

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