Something that I would like and would think there are quite a few others, if they could be contacted, that would also like: a perpetual calendar with a morning and evening meditation as these "snippets" are. The names of the days of the week would not be included, just each date, including leap day. I have a book like that, though only one page for each date, on "LOVE" and it is priceless. It has a different pastel color for each month and a faint season related illustration as a background to a rather dark ink color-related for the month in which the text is rendered. There are numerous possibilities for the physical makeup of such a calendar. The good ones are treasures for a lifetime. If you want to talk more about it leave me a personal message.
James (aka: reFORMer)
P.S. I thought you'd like the following which I wrote about the Apostle's Creed . . .
Considerations of the Apostle's Creed
The Creeds have not been regarded as scripture by the people of God. They were created primarily as help for those who could not read and as a basic summary of what is believed by those who follow Jesus. The earliest form is called "The Apostle's Creed," and it is probably the most universally satisfying of the Creeds to this day.
The point of interest here is that most copies today have relegated the phrase, "descended into hell" to a footnote, if mentioned at all; and, without that phrase, it is now called "The Ecumenical Creed." What's this? We're universal (i.e., ecumenical) if we're not universalists?! It makes me wonder at the largeness and basic nature of this division in Christians' beliefs.
The fact that Jesus descended into hell and was victorious over it (a doctrine called "The Harrowing of Hell") was very popular with the earliest Gentile Christians, particularly as they considered the future state of their ancestors. This Biblical truth is also the death knell to a hell of eternal torture, a horrible evil not included to qualify as a basic belief of true Christians. Instead, the resurrecting Jesus ascends, "From which He is coming to judge the living and the dead."
The original word "flesh" has been exchanged for "body," (without notice) as in, "the resurrection of the 'body.'" I think the earliest word "flesh" is still to be preferred. "I believe in the resurrection of the flesh."
I dislike reverting to the word "catholic" to say: "I believe in the holy 'catholic' church," instead of translating it to say: "I believe in the holy universal church." Other than not tipping the hat to Romanism (where admittedly many Christians are,) is it too nearly recognition of "universalism" again?