English Poet Samuel Butler + James 3

 "...there is no mistake so great as that of being always right." —SAMUEL BUTLER, 17th-century British satirist Samuel Butler, (baptized February 8, 1612, Strensham,Worcestershire, England—died September 25, 1680, London) was an English  poet and satirist. He is famous for penning Hudibras, a  burlesque poem and the first English satire to make a notable and successful attack … Continue reading English Poet Samuel Butler + James 3

God gives greatness to those who ask, Romans

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 10:11-21; New LifeVersion The Holy Writings say, "No one who puts his trust in Christ will ever be put to shame." 12 There is no difference between the Jews and the people who are not Jews. They are all the same to the Lord. And … Continue reading God gives greatness to those who ask, Romans

Most Powerful Prayers #35 How Wide, How Long, How High, and How Deep

Ephesians 3:17-19 is a popular choice.  The print can be bought on etsy.  The version below is from the New Century Bible, a simplified Bible text aimed at children with limited vocabulary skills, much like the Gleason's New Life Bible.  Recently, the NCV text was combined with The Youth Bible and updated in 2007. 17 I … Continue reading Most Powerful Prayers #35 How Wide, How Long, How High, and How Deep

Judges Chapter 6, The Midianites are in Control

Last we saw there was singing and jubilation in Judges with Deborah and Barak singing the Triumphal poem,  Song of Deborah.  But nothing lasts forever and in the next chapter, six,  evil has corrupted the hearts and minds of the Israelites once again and the Midianites  have conquered them. The Midianites are descended from Abraham … Continue reading Judges Chapter 6, The Midianites are in Control

Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Joshua 24:15 If you think it is wrong to serve the Lord, choose today whom you will serve. Choose the gods your fathers worshiped on the other side of the river, or choose the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But as for me and my family, we will serve the … Continue reading Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Gleason Ledyard’s early call

There isn't much out there on Gleason Ledyard, the translator for the New Life Bible.  There is a PDF on the Wikipedia page but in case that gets destroyed or lost, I've copied it.  Here is the translation's copyright page. Ledyard, Gleason H., Eskimos. Hardcover edition. Canby, Oregon:  published by Christian  Literature  International,  1999. Ledyard, … Continue reading Gleason Ledyard’s early call