CLP Newsletter: September-October 2017

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The cover of this issue of the CLP newsletter presents an excerpt from a piece by J.C. Ryle titled “Christian Zeal.”

Here you have the opening and closing:

“It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing” (Galatians 4:18).

Zeal is a subject, like many others in religion, most sadly misunderstood. Many would be ashamed to be thought as “zealous” Christians. Many are ready to say of zealous people what Festus said of Paul: “They are beside themselves — they are mad!” (See Acts 26:24).


Zeal may make mistakes. Zeal may need directing. Zeal may need guiding, controlling, and advising. But zeal does not need damping in a wretched, cold, corrupt, miserable world like this!

Read the full piece as found in the newsletter: Christian Zeal.

A Kitten Named Birthday
by Janet Heatwole

Six-year-old Sarah loves to play with her birthday present, a kitten she named Birthday. Because Sarah is deaf, she cannot hear it when Birthday purrs, but she can feel it rumbling like a tiny motor inside his throat. Sarah’s mother uses sign language to answer Sarah’s many questions about her pet. As Sarah signs with her hands, another question is growing bigger and bigger in her mind. Will her mother know the answer? Read it all

CLP Newsletter: May-June 2017

The newsletter begins with “Teaching Is a Mission” as the front-page article. The full text is not included in this post, but here are two sentences from the second half of the article:

  • The teacher who tries hard to help a student academically and socially, but sees no positive results, may feel discouraged and like a failure.
  • Sometimes we need reminders; teachers need all the encouragement they can get from school boards and parents.

As the new school year starts, let’s be among those who faithfully serve as you-can-count-on-me encouragers! Let’s get beyond nice Newsletter Thoughts to worthy Living Actions. 🙂

The two-page “innards” has this spread of books from CLP and some other publishers… Read it all

Above all, love God!