Category Archives: Little House

Faith Healer

I watched the Little House on the Prairie episode “Faith Healer” last night.  What’s ironic is that Nick Norelli had a post this morning about how he used to judge people as not having enough faith if they were not … Continue reading

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The Rabbis and the Cancellation of Debt

I finished Louis Newman’s The Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Shebiit. A topic in my reading today was the cancellation of debts every seven years (Deuteronomy 15:1-3).  The rabbinic policy was that this applied to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Little House, Rabbinics, Religion

True Love

In Stephen King’s IT, Ben Hanscom has a crush on Beverly Marsh, but, while she likes Ben as a friend, she loves Bill Denbrough.  After the Losers’ Club gives IT a temporary setback in an old house, Ben observes that … Continue reading

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Bonanza: A Dream to Dream

I just watched the Little House on the Prairie episode from Season 5, “Someone Please Love Me”, and I read that it is similar to a Bonanza episode that Michael Landon wrote, “A Dream to Dream.” I am watching the … Continue reading

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Psalm 30

For my weekly quiet time today, I will blog about Psalm 30 and its interpreters.  I have three points: 1.  The Psalm is about God delivering the Psalmist from death.  There are different ideas about the setting of this Psalm.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Little House, Psalms, Religion, Television, Weekly Quiet Time

Never Alone

At church this morning, the sermon was good. It was about loneliness, and how Jesus Christ lives inside of us. As the hymn by the Gaithers goes: “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow. Because he lives, all fear is … Continue reading

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Father Murphy: In God’s Arms

I’ve been watching Father Murphy, a show in the 1980’s that was created by Michael Landon. The following episode is entitled “In God’s Arms”, and it is my favorite episode thus far. It’s about a priest named Joe, who loses … Continue reading

Posted in Highway to Heaven, Little House, Michael Landon, Television

Patricia Neal

Actress Patricia Neal passed away.  Her first movie was with Ronald Reagan.  She was also in Face in the Crowd, alongside Andy Griffith and Walter Matthau.  (One line I vaguely remember from that, from a conservative politician whom Andy Griffith … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, Little House, Lost, Television

The Union’s Dark Side; Culture and the Bible; Ecology; Cutting Corners; Destiny; Philonic Midrash; Lena Horne

1. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., Pistols and Politics: The Dilemma of Democracy in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1899, page 112: Hoping to exploit the demoralized condition of the local residents and the few Confederate troops in the area, the Federals moved … Continue reading

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Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly, and the Proverbs 31 Woman

In this post, I’d like to look at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, and comment about whether or not Betty Friedan (and, in a few cases, Phyllis Schlafly) would approve of her.  I’ll paste the NIV, then I’ll comment … Continue reading

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