Month: January 2011

A new year for the Calvin club

A new year for the Calvin club

January 30, 2011

When we began┬áthe Calvin club, my goal for the first year was to get to the end of Book One. I didn’t! There are a few chapters I really don’t want to speed through (XVI to XVIII). So here is my current plan: Read up to and including I.XV in February, without writing about what […]

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Not trusting the certainties of despair

January 28, 2011

A lovely friend reminded me of these wonderful words, “We fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust of the certainties of despair. Despair is relentless in the certainties of its pessimism”. From┬áThe Hidden Smile of God, by John Piper. This book is one of Piper’s books which compile three […]

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Redundant mums

January 26, 2011

Whether Christian or not, it seems typical that mothers need to justify their existence with what they are doing beyond motherhood. Paid work, study, formal ministry schedule. We have trouble imagining how we might be productive “at home”, especially when children grow out of their highly dependent early years. I really appreciate my dear friend, […]

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