New Year’s Resolution: Finances!

31 Prayers for Financial WisdomYesterday began the Year of Our Lord 2013. It is a year of faith for all Christians as we endeavor to make ourselves known and strengthen our presence both in politics and ethics, in the United States of America and worldwide. It is important that we live out our faith in every area of our lives… and this is especially important in the realm of our financial decisions. Read more »

Book Sale Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

To celebrate this holiday, and to prepare for Christmas giving, we are having sales on both printed and Kindle versions of ALL FIVE “31 Prayers” books. As I’ve mentioned, the print sale is only through the CreateSpace eStore, which can be reached through our purchase pages above. When you are ready to check out, enter the discount code 2SN3DBNR. This will lower the price of every “31 Prayers” book in your cart to the minimum allowed by the store. Remember, you will still need to part shipping, but even so, your purchase will be cheaper than Amazon’s best offer.

If you’re more interested in the Kindle versions, for which you can get a free reading app for any device, then you can use the purchase pages above to find links to each book on Amazon.com. All five will be completely free for Kindle!

Happy holidays and enjoy!

“31 Prayers for Forgiveness” Published!

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the 31 Prayers Twitter account or Facebook page, you might have noticed that a new book has been in the works: “31 Prayers for Forgiveness.” That book has now been published! You can see its cover to the right of this paragraph.

It is currently available for the Kindle or in our eStore through CreateSpace, but it has not yet been posted in print on Amazon.com. I’ll edit this post when it is.

Edit: It is now available in print at Amazon.com! Read more »

2 Corinthians 5:14-21

ἡ γὰρ ἀγάπη τοῦ Χριστοῦ συνέχει ἡμᾶς, κρίναντας τοῦτο, ὅτι εἷς ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν, ἄρα οἱ πάντες ἀπέθανον· καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν, ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

Ὥστε ἡμεῖς ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν οὐδένα οἴδαμεν κατὰ σάρκα· εἰ καὶ ἐγνώκαμεν κατὰ σάρκα Χριστόν, ἀλλὰ νῦν οὐκέτι γινώσκομεν. ὥστε εἴ τισ ἐν Χριστῷ, καινὴ κτίσις· τὰ ἀρχαῖα παρῆλθεν, ἰδοὺ γέγονεν καινά τὰ δὲ πάντα ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ καταλλάξαντος ἡμᾶς ἑαυτῷ διὰ Χριστοῦ καὶ δόντος ἡμῖν τὴν διακονίαν τῆς καταλλαγῆς, ὡς ὅτι θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ, μὴ λογιζόμενοσ αὐτοῖς τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν καὶ θέμενος ἐν ἡμῖν τὸν λόγον τῆς καταλλαγῆς. ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ οὖν πρεσβεύομεν ὡς τοῦ θεοῦ παρακαλοῦντος δι’ ἡμῶν· δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ, καταλλάγητε τῷ θεῷ. τὸν μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησεν, ἵνα ἡμεῖς γενώμεθα δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ.

This is the original Greek of Paul’s Second (technically fourth) Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 5, verses 14 through 21. I wanted to go through this passage because I’ve been thinking about atonement and forgiveness lately. Read more »