The Wound of Beauty: It’s Never Quite Enough


"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want--oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" -- Mark TwainIt’s never just happiness and smiles.Here it is, a glorious Springtime in Michigan. The first flowers are bursting forth, frothing explosions of yellow and purple and white gussying up the brown earth, not unlike stars which splash exuberant wonder across the night sky.  Everywhere … [Read more...]

From Peanuts to Preaching: President Carter Publishes a Bible

President Jimmy Carter

Former president Jimmy Carter, once a Georgia peanut farmer, once the leader of the free world, has just published a new bible.Called the Lessons From Life Study Bible, Carter’s new edition combines the NIV (New International Version) with Carter’s own, down-home advice and personal reflections.  The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Zondervan Publishing Company, which released the Lessons From Life Study Bible, expects to sell about 250,000 copies.President Carter is no stranger to the scri … [Read more...]