Istiqlál, 05 Qawl (Speech), 178 B.E.



Tried a different apple pie recipe. It didn’t work out like I thought it would. Need to trust my instincts about moisture content, oven temperature, and bake time. Depending on how well the filling tastes, I may try it again as a galette rather than a double crust pie.


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Many had a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner; the Astral Prospector had a fish:

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The evangelist John wrote, “You must not love the world or the things of the world, for those who love the world are strangers to the love of the Father.” Then, just two sentences later, he wrote: “Children, the final hour is at hand! You’ve heard that the Antichrist is coming. He’s not one but many, and when the many of him are among us, you’ll know the final hour has come.”

John knew what he was talking about. He was right to warn his followers against those who love the world. We are the ones he was talking about, and this is the final hour—but it’s their final hour, not ours. They’ve had their day, and this is indeed the final hour of that day.

Now our day begins. 1

My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.

  1. Quinn, Daniel. The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. Paperback ed, Bantam Books, 1997, 325. [return]