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April 15 2011 Bible Basics Newsletter


Thoughts & Intents

“But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts—this person will be blessed in what he does.” James 1:25

Welcome to Thoughts & Intents, the newsletter of the Bible Basics site at BellaOnline.com.

My Latest article on Bible Basics

Blessed : Living a Grateful Life – Book Review

Ellen Michaud, author of Blessed: Living a Grateful Life, has poured small, exquisite blessings into my life. Her book is bursting with vivid pictures of life in rural Vermont. But as engaging as that is by itself, there are richer depths to explore in this beautiful little volume.

From my heart to yours

I watched a robin tug a whale of a worm out of my backyard this morning. The spongy turf is newly devoid of snow, and though a few patches remain, I do believe my crocuses should be popping up any day now. Today’s list includes “buy pea seed”. That’s been on my list for awhile, but I just couldn’t find the motivation while snow continued to fall, and stay. What fell last night is already melted, and I feel sure the shady patches will shrink away to nothing today. Do I sound like I’m trying to convince myself? Well, that’s so. Maybe I’d better read another few pages of Mrs. Michaud’s book, to remind me to savor the blessings of each day, even at the rag-tag end of winter.

Serving our sweet Savior,

LeeAnn Bonds, Bible Basics Editor

Read my blog, Katalambano!. (Katalambano is a Greek word meaning “to lay hold of so as to make one’s own, to take into one’s self, to lay hold of with the mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend.”)

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April 15, 2011



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