Saturday Series Nix

How to handle a heifer

Books | A cowboy’s job is to ‘move ’em on, head ’em up’
by John R. Erickson
Posted 5/18/19, 08:54 am

John R. Erickson, well known as the author of the great Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books, knows cowdogs because he was first a cowboy. He worked on ranches in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for eight years, and in 1986 wrote a book titled Cowboy Country based on his experiences along the Beaver River in 1978 and 1979. I’ve put excerpts from that book into four baskets labeled spring, summer, fall, and winter.

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Responding to those in pain

Books | It includes a balance of empathy and orthodoxy
by Kelly M. Kapic
Posted 5/11/19, 10:28 am

Kelly M. Kapic in Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering emphasizes that our hope is in God “who made and redeemed heaven and earth, not in our own intellectual acuity.” He asks Christians to mix hope and lament in faithful suffering, rather than emphasizing hope with no lament (that’s naïve optimism), lament with no hope (“unrelenting despair”), and neither hope nor lament (“detached stoicism”).

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Trying to ‘do right’

Biography | Grover Cleveland’s efforts to show integrity in stewarding the country’s resources, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/04/19, 05:39 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April, we presented Part 1 on the life of Grover Cleveland. Here’s the concluding second part.

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