The Joy of Writing

When I grew up we had to use fountain pens in elementary school. (I recently saw someone post a picture of the model I used to have—a “Lamy abc” with a left-handed nib!—and seeing it brought back some memories!) In secondary school no one cared how we wrote, so I started using pencil. In college I revived my fountain pen use, but there is only so much to write by hand for an engineering student with a laptop. If I was going to stick with it this time, I needed more excuses to write.
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No Chains

Spurgeon’s writings are part of my steady diet. I recently added to it the Spurgeon Study Bible. It is probably the first time in many years that I am reading a physical bible again, and I am enjoying it! My reading plan took me to Psalm 37, and I fully agree with Spurgeon’s comment.
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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is our celebration of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. That’s what my family focuses on. But we also really enjoy our Easter Egg Hunt.
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Christians and Culture: An Interview

We Christians in America have our concerns; unfortunately, we are often myopic and forget that Christianity is global. To provide us with a bit of perspective, I decided to reach out to Christians living in other cultures. This is in interview with Mr. G1 in North Africa. I pray it will be helpful to you and hope, Lord willing, that this will be the first of many.
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Spring Sabbatical Review

I took off from writing for the month of March. It helps me to not burn out and focus on a other things. Here are a few highlights.
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Spring Sabbatical

Just letting you know that I will take March off from writing here. It’s a busy month for us with three birthdays, and it just happens to be halfway from and to September, my other sabbatical month, so that fits well. I’ve had some ideas for new content and already lined up one article on the topic, so I am excited to share that with you in April! Other than that, I will spend some time reading a few books and writing an app in Rust, a programming language I am trying to learn.
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About Me

After a year of writing, it is probably a good time to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Christoph.
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Messy Trees

In your Bible reading, do you ever come across passages that are seemingly irrelevant? Like the endless genealogies in Numbers or the painstakingly detailed rules in Leviticus? Following my Five Day Bible Reading Plan, I arrived at Genesis 38, one of those irrelevant passages.
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The Happy Man

I like Lachlan Mackenzie. He’s one of the most adorable little boys I have ever seen (and I have three of my own)! My dear friends named him after the Scottish minister of the 18th century, so when I came across a portion of his writing, I paid good attention. Turns out it is worth repeating.
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How to Think About Our Stuff

In the last few weeks I have written extensively on hospitality. Since part of hospitality is sharing our stuff with others, I am trying to make sense of how I should think about my belongings. We can’t do without possessions—we need at least food and clothing—but how much is too much? Here are some thoughts.
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