Gold Star Friday

Image result for Gold StarFinally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  (Philippians 4:8)

Thinking biblically about contingencies:  https://thinkingpastorally.com/2020/03/17/i-long-to-see-you-the-glory-of-contingency/

Which is worse, the coronavirus or the shut-down?  Only time will tell:  https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/; see also, https://www.city-journal.org/coronavirus-pandemic-humility

Terrific study on Habakkuk:  https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/will-we-keep-singing

FOR OLDER KIDS AT HOME:

Perhaps you were able to see The Call of the Wild before the shut-down.  This is a fine Disney movie for families.  Out of curiosity, I read the original book by Jack London.  The book is short and accessible for kids, although the “wild” is much wilder in the book.  London speaks often about the “law of fang and club.”  Disney also changed the sex and race of certain characters — the movie has a mixed-race couple delivering the mail, and the villain is a white man.  I won’t spoil the book by revealing London’s original villains.

This would be an interesting book to read and discuss if you have older (10+) kids at home, especially boys.  You could read Job 39 (God’s care for the wild animals) and compare that with London’s “law of the wild.”  You could also discuss the difference between animals and mankind.  The Disney movie made the animals more human-like, while the book hints that perhaps humans are more animal-like.  Lots of potential for family discussion here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION…

There’s still time to join our Psalm 119 study group for the month of March: https://www.wbgl.org/psalm-119-study/

For my articles, see: The Federalist,  The Gospel Coalition,  and Servants of Grace.

For my books, see: I Will Mediate on Your Precepts (Psalm 119) and The Passion of Job.

Now that university classes are all online, I have been putting my American Government lectures on YouTube.  If high school civics was a long time ago … or the shut-down has you bored to tears … you are welcome to subscribe:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbcMO0u73MQFyDE8TKVgtA?view_as=subscriber

And, if you like fantasy, please support my son, author Zeppy Cheng at his  Amazon page.

Author: Laura

Follower of Christ. Attorney-Teacher-Homesteader. Wife. Mom to 4 grown sons. Writer.

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