Wednesday, June 17, 2015

From My Commonplace: On Victory

"But the Lord was weaving a victory on His war-loom for the Weather-Geats.  Through the strength of one they all prevailed; they would crush their enemy and come through in triumph and gladness.  The truth is clear: Almighty God rules over mankind and always has."  (Lines 696-702)
"But the Heavenly Shepherd can work His wonders always and everywhere.  Not long since, it seemed I would never be granted the slightest solace or relief from any of my burdens…But now a man, with the Lord's assistance, has accomplished something none of us could manage before now for all our efforts." (Lines 929-933, 938-941)
~Beowulf (translated by Seamus Heaney)

My Bookbag This Week:
Devotional: Job with a commentary: Job: The Wisdom of the Cross (Ash)
Theological or Christian Living:  The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction (Ferguson)
AO Book Discussion Group: Beowulf
On Education: How to Read a Book (Adler), When Children Love to Learn (Cooper)
Topic of Special Interest: Galileo's Daughter (Sobel)
Novel/Biography/Memoir: The Bird in the Tree (Goudge)
Read-Alouds with the Children:  The Wheel on the School (De Jong), Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan)

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