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Adoption Video for Crossway

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In March of this year the Adopting for Life conference was in Louisville, KY. A friend of ours asked if we would like to be interviewed by Crossway (who published Russell Moore’s book, “Adopted for Life“) about our upcoming adoption. The interview is now on Vimeo here, and will be on the Crossway blog sometime soon (we’re not really sure when).

At the time when this video was shot we were one week away from picking up our two kids from Ethiopia. I think you can see how excited we were, and how pretty my wife is . . .


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July 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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14 Famous Man Caves

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One thing I really enjoy is getting a chance to peek into the offices and libraries of famous writers, historians, and politicians. So I had a lot of fun reading this post from the Art of Manliness site (a great blog, if you’ve never been there), which highlights (with photos) fourteen offices of famous men in history: 14 Famous Man Caves

It’s a lot of fun if you like history and libraries! Jefferson’s study is the only one that I’ve visited:

I’d much rather visit Teddy Roosevelt’s trophy room!

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July 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

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I sent four Bibles off to Ace Bookbinding recently to have them repaired and rebound. I got them back in the mail yesterday (what a birthday surprise!) and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Three of these I tend to use regularly: a small ESV, a large-print Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, and the NA27/NET diglot. I also picked up a Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible recently and hope to use it for reading more lengthy passages. The problem is that the cover and binding were fairly poor quality, so I added it into the mix.

My ESV was particularly miserable. I had silver duct tape around the sides to keep the binding together. Now it has a clean calfskin cover.

With Ace Bookbinding, even though you can choose from many colors, they can also match the color of the original, as in my Greek New Testament:

I never did like the title, “A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible,” so I asked them to leave “Reader’s” off the new cover:

This is probably the Bible that gets most wear and tear, so I’m thankful and excited for the new binding. Since it is a bigger Bible (in terms of thickness), Ace provides the option of adding more ribbon dividers, so I now have four ribbons instead of one.

As you can see, the pages are sown instead of glued for each Bible, so I expect them to last a very long time:

Many thanks to Ace Bookbinding for their good work! If you need a Bible or a big book rebound, I encourage you to check them out. I think they did a fantastic job.

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July 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

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A Birthday Full of Joy

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My sweet wife sent emailed me this today for my birthday, with this caption (if you’re using a reader you have to click on vimeo link to see the video):


We love you more than words could ever express. God has blessed us immeasurably by giving us the gift of YOU as a husband and father. Thank you for working hard every day for us, thank you for leading our home in integrity and wisdom, thank you for loving Jesus most of all.

I don’t deserve you. But I’m so thankful God has been gracious to allow me to be married to you!

It’s a joy (and an easy thing!) to celebrate the day God made this world a better place by putting you in it.

Can’t wait to see you later on today!

Happy Birthday, Daddy! from Jennifer Philpot on Vimeo.

And then we played in water all day…

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July 23, 2010 at 12:04 am

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Anne Rice

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A couple of years ago I read Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” and wrote some thoughts here on the blog. Recently I saw this video of her sharing how she returned to the Roman Catholic church after 38 years of being an agnostic. It’s a fascinating video and I encourage you to watch it in its entirety:

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July 6, 2010 at 12:52 am

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