#1. Last magazine of the year picked up from the printer today. First one for next year is well along the way.

#2. Rained a good part of the afternoon, but it slacked up enough to let me walk to the gym for one of the most rigorous workouts ever.

#3. Good news a few days ago: Somers reinstating support level from 2016. Will be a blessed relief.

#4. Would be hasty step, but one is tempted to jump to using the Versão fácil de ler. Have been reading the OT portion, recently released.

#5. I usually take weeks to adjust to writing the new year properly. Today I put the date down as 2018. Getting ahead of myself.

#6. An original verse: He ate our food and felt our pains and aches; / With us in our hard war he still partakes.

#7. A Bible verse: “So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward” Heb 10.35.

In our reading group, we’re doing a series I call “Impressive chapters of the Bible.” The chapters I choose are somewhat arbitrary, of course. Since we’re traveling next week, I have two more weeks, and will wind down the series. So tonight, it’s 1 John 4:

http://esv.literalword.com/?q=1%20jn%204

“Scholar” cherrypicking Bible commentary made hundreds of years afterwards to bolster his view. Very scholarly of him.

http://www.trunews.com/article/british-scholar-says-dont-take-bible-literally

Review: “In his illuminating Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, Daniel L. Dreisbach shows how early Americans used the Bible both as an intellectual sourcebook and as a tool for moral instruction. He thinks ‘the Bible was the most authoritative, accessible, and familiar book in eighteenth-century America.’”

The Founders’ Go-To Text