Archives For December 2014

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry Miller,
novelist
who was born on this day, 1891

 

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Poem of the Day:
St. Stephen and King Herod
(A Medieval Ballad)
For the Feast of St. Stephen today
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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
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The Wake Up Call – December 26, 2014

The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
– Eddie Vedder,
Lead Singer, Pearl Jam,
who was born on this day, 1964
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Poem of the Day:
Christmas Trees
by Robert Frost
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions
By Rachel Held Evans
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The Wake Up Call – December 23, 2014

This is what a family is all about – one another, sitting around the table at night. And it’s very, very important, I think, for the kid to spend time not only around the table eating with their parents, but in the kitchen.”
– Jacques Pepin,
French Chef,
who was born on this day, 1935

 
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Poem of the Day:
Christmas Poem
by G.K. Chesterton
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*** G.K. Chesterton on Santa Claus

 
 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
*** Christmas Bonus… 2 Bargains Today!
1) The Writing Life
Annie Dillard

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2 )  The Case for the Psalms
N.T. Wright

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The Wake Up Call – December 18, 2014

I am always wary of decisions made hastily. I am always wary of the first decision, that is, the first thing that comes to my mind if I have to make a decision. This is usually the wrong thing. I have to wait and assess, looking deep into myself, taking the necessary time.”
– Pope Francis,

who was born on this date in 1936

 

The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Somehow, Not Only For Christmas
by John Greenleaf Whittier,
who was born on this date in 1807
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Ann Voskamp

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The Wake Up Call – December 17, 2014

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
– Jane Austen,

who was born on this day, 1775

 
The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
A Christmas Carol
by George Macdonald
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
A People’s History of the United States
Howard Zinn

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The Wake Up Call – December 16, 2014

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.”
– Sitting Bull,
Native American Leader,

who died on this date in 1890.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
After Annunciation
An Advent Poem by
Madeleine L’Engle
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Learning to Walk in the Dark
the new book b
y Barbara Brown Taylor

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The Wake Up Call – December 15, 2014

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.”
– William Lloyd Garrison, Abolitionist,
born on this date in 1918.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Prayer
by Christian Wiman
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
By Michael Pollan

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The Wake Up Call – December 12, 2014

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
who was born on this date in 1918.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Theory of Prayer
by Thomas Merton
Yesterday marked the anniversary of Merton’s death
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*** 3 Poems by Thomas Merton

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching
By Stanley Hauerwas

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The Wake Up Call – December 11, 2014

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away”
– Emily Dickinson,
who was born on this date in 1830.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Christmas Meditations
by George Macdonald,
who was born on this day in 1824
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*** 3 Christmas Poems by George Macdonald

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers
By Leslie Leyland Fields

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The Wake Up Call – December 10, 2014

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Here: A Graphic Novel

By Richard McGuire

Read a review from NPR

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