I think of this column as a kind of search engine. Mention a puzzling item here and you’re sure to get a response. Recently I mentioned a book titled He Sent Leanness, a skinny volume I used to own. It has gone missing from the devotional-spirituality section of my library.
For those who date the birth of Jesus from zero, this Christmas season was his 2,000th birthday. Aware of that, my son Joel asked, “Dad, you read all the periodicals and notices? Were you impressed by how little anyone made of that?” I rechecked the periodicals and notices and was indeed impressed.
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