Archives For November 2012

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
30 November 2012

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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain, born on this day in 1835

 

“We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” – Jonathan Swift, born on this day, 1667

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
29 November 2012

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“This is the irrational season
when love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
there’d have been no room for the child.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, who was born on this day in 1918.

 

Poem of the Day: (Faery) Song by C.S. Lewis
Happy Birthday to Lewis, born on this day in 1898…

 

“Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.” – Louisa May Alcott, born on this day in 1832

 

Purchasing gifts through Amazon this Christmas season?

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
27 November 2012

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Purchasing gifts through Amazon this Christmas season?

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Use the Amazon search box in the right-hand sidebar to start your shopping,
and we will receive a small payment for your purchase!
We are a non-profit publication, produced by Englewood Christian Church (Indianapolis) and referral fees from your Amazon purchases now and throughout the year are a crucial portion of our annual budget.  Many thanks!!!!

 

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.” – Playwright, Eugene O’Neill who died on this day in 1953

 

“Our world is driven by our remarkable ability to carefully measure and divide units of time. In a reasonable sense, the invention of clocks has had a greater effect on our lives than the invention of wheels. You can invent wheels relatively easily, if you live where trees fall over.”  – Bill Nye (the Science Guy), born on this day in 1955

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
26 November 2012

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Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.”-  Sojourner Truth, who died on this day in 1883.

“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. ” – Charles M. Schulz, Cartoonist and creator of the Peanuts strip, who was born on this day in 1922.

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
9 November 2012

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We have lowered the price of subscriptions to our print magazine!
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“He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.” – Poet, Dylan Thomas. Remembering Thomas, who died on this day in 1953
“What’s the harm of a little mystification? It sure beats boring statistical analyses.” – Carl Sagan, born on this day 1934

“The joy that isn’t shared dies young.” – Poet Anne Sexton, born on this day 1928

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
6 November 2012

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Today is Election Day in the United States.
Here is recent post by ERB editor Chris Smith on Election Day Communion

“Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.” – Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who died on this day, in 1893

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
5 November 2012

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Today is the feast of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.
Here is a poignant poem about Mary’s visiting Elizabeth by Luci Shaw

“In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.” – Vandana Shiva, Physicist and Ecologist, born on this day 1952.

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance” – Will Durant, Historian, born on this day 1885.

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
3 November 2012

  

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

  

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“Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully” – Poet William Cullen Bryant, who was born on this day in 1794

  

“He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.” – Artist Henri Matisse, who died on this day in 1954

  

Our Fall Book Giveaway (with over $500 in prizes and a Grand Prize with an estimated value of $125!) is now underway!!! Go, enter now. Help us spread the word about the ERB and be entered to win great prizes…
(Sorry, if you tried to enter yesterday, but encountered an error… The problem has been fixed.)

  

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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

Prices on these ebooks should not change before Nov. 30, 2012.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)

If you find one or more books to buy here, please share this list with a friend!



1) The Writing Life by Annie Dillard – $1.99

  

2) The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches by Alan Hirsch – $1.99 [ Read Our Review ]

  

3) Many Dimensions: A Novel by Charles Williams (Inkling and friend of C.S. Lewis) – $0.99

  

4) War in Heaven: A Novel by Charles Williams (Inkling and friend of C.S. Lewis) – $0.99

  

5) The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century by James Howard Kunstler  – $1.99 Continue Reading…

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
2 November 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

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Today is the birthday of the 11th president of the US, James K. Polk, who — if your history is rusty — you can learn all about in this whimsical song from They Might Be Giants

  

Our Fall Book Giveaway (with over $500 in prizes and a Grand Prize with an estimated value of $125!) is now underway!!! Go, enter now. Help us spread the word about the ERB and be entered to win great prizes…

  

Annie Dillard’s classic book The Writing Life is on sale as a Kindle ebook for only $1.99 this month.  I’m going to have to get this one myself…   http://amzn.to/Dillard-WritingLife

  

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven’t got it.”
George Bernard Shaw, who died on this day 1950.

  

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