Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

The Laughter of God

Having surveyed the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, God calls a council. Previously, we’ve seen the men of Babel say “Go to, let us make bricks,” and “Go to, let us build a city and a tower.” It is not an uncommon expression for kings to use in the Old Testament. However God only uses it once…here.

"Go to," God decrees, and the sarcasm fairly drips from the phrase, "let us go down, and there confound their language." He is mocking and ridiculing outright this work of generations of men, deriding their grandiose schemes.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Many Christians believe that rebellion worries God. He wrings His hands in an attempt to gain control of the situation. This is not the God of the Bible. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.


Anonymous said…
so very true :-)
-the awesome sis
Anonymous said…
oh and i just noticed the countdown on your blog. where'd you get it???
Rick said…
The countdown is from
Anonymous said…
Well that countdown is on my myspace now :-D