Do you pay Arizona State taxes? You can help our family BIG time.

Because of the Arizona Tax Credit benefits, you can help us afford our kids’ school tuition with no financial loss to you. Here’s how: Ask: How much do I typically owe on my Arizona State taxes? Donate that amount to ACSTO, recommending our family as scholarship recipients. Claim that donation on your taxes next year as a tax credit. That’s it! To donate, just CLICK THIS CUSTOM LINK, then sign in.

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Is Bach the greatest achiever of all time? He’s certainly one of the most inspiring.

My daughter Clara and I had a blast yesterday making this Thanksgiving rap video!

Currently reading: Scribes and Scripture by John D. Meade and Peter J. Gurry. I’m doing this with some others. If you want to read and then join a lunchtime book discussion on December 7 from 12-1pm (MST), I can send you a link. πŸ“š

The annual Reformation Day Party was lots of pun.

Sandwiches with a heidelburgers signVarious reformation puns attached to foods

Who is Al Seinfeld? Can he still save the world?

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War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, ExplainedΒ  - Emma Rogers - The Dispatch

Understanding that these terms have specific legal definitions affects how we understand the conflict, how we draw comparisons to other tragedies, and what we expect from any future peace negotiation.

The new Eegee’s pretzel rueben sandwich is a winner.

Pretzel Rueben sandwich at Eegee’s

Wolfgang Musculus on the joy and fear of the Lord.

Note, how joy in God, and fear of God, are combined. By joy the sadness and anxiety of diffidence are excluded, but by fear, contempt and false security are banished. So Ps. ii, “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”

We were up on Mt. Lemmon earlier this week and saw the leaves starting to change colors. According to this map, the peak will be around October 23 with other parts of Arizona going until mid-November. What a beautiful time of year.

I forgot how much I love The Sons of the Pioneers. But that’s fixed now and I’ve been listening all day. 🎡

Can we trust the Gospels?

Finished reading: Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter J. Williams. It’s a calm, thoughtful book that persuasively answers Yes, we can trust the Gospels. Williams offers evidence and reason to help you think through questions about changes in the text, whether or not we have Jesus’ actual words, the reliability of the authors, and more. The book is eight short chapters, written at about a high school level. If you are hesitant about Christianity because you aren’t sure the Bible is reliable, this book will help.

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My daughter’s sculpture of Bilbo with the dwarves in barrels.

A sculpture of Bilbo with the dwarves in barrels.

Modern Reformation has unlocked 30+ years of archives on their redesigned website. 🀩

30 People in the New Testament Confirmed. Evidence for political and religious individuals.

Beyond Bread (Oracle/Ina) went the extra mile for their bike rack. They do the same for their food.

Four places to lock up a bike outside of a restaurant, each looks like the front wheel, fork, stem, and handlebars of a different bicycle

Getting Real About the Family

Most of us know children who come from a single-parent household who are thriving in adulthood. Likewise, we probably know parents who are happier than they would have been had they either stayed in or entered into a marriage with a partner they didn’t love…. Most of us freedom-loving Americans would like to leave the matter there, but ultimately that’s a dodge.