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Whiter than Snow

I just listened to one of the most soothing, comforting, and convicting poems I’ve ever heard–and I have to share it!  Over and over again, I’ve listened and been washed in God’s grace, challenged to emulate the same.   The poem was an excerpt from Paul David Tripp’s new book, Whiter than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy, a one-of-a-kind poem and prose commentary on Psalm 51.  The meditations explore God’s gift of love towards us, and share  (as the publisher puts it), “mercy for every wrong and grace for every new beginning.”   For an exceptional  review of the book, I highly recommend reading Tony Reinke’s blog, Miscellanies.  

This poem/reading by the author will convict, bless and inspire you.  May it also create a hunger to read more of Psalm 51, and Tripp’s book.  I’m ordering mine now.

Winter Fun

A brief departure from ‘deep thoughts’ to share some photos from our Christmas break in Ottawa.  If you think there’s a lot of snow now, just wait until February! 

Canada’s Parliament in Lightsparliament-christmas-eve

At icy Hog’s Back Falls:At Icy Hog's Back Falls

Scrabble by candlelight during a 28-hour power outage:Scrabble by Candlelight

John and Mike desperately seeking a word!John and Mike searching for a word, any word

Where is the house?Where's the house?

Oh…there it is!There it is!

Making snow angels 🙂Making snow angels

A winter’s eve…Winter night lights

Provision for some hardy birds:100_5233

and squirrels 🙂100_5079

Fellowship with good friends!100_5328

and more good friends!    kim-and-david

 

and safety through the storm…100_4817

Thank you, Lord, for all Your gifts.  Most of all, thank you for the Cross…