Below is the email I sent to a person asking about Kindle Fire.
“Kindle Fire is a new device. However, even now I can tell that the Kindle Fire lacks a lot of functionality when compared to Kindles 2, DX, and 3, and even Kindle Touch.
We have received a number of reports that the DVJ navigation may be affected by the new updates to the Kindle 3 software. We’re exploring this issue and the ways to fix it, if possible.
We are also looking into DVJ functionality on Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty!
The National Bible Week has been celebrated during the week of Thanksgiving every year since 1941. The goal is to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to the American nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals. The first day of the week – Monday, November 21 – has been designated as the National Day of the Bible.
Reading the Bible publicly has its roots in the Word of God, in which we read that the people of Israel gathered to hear their leaders read Scripture.
“… many of you will read a novel from beginning to end, and what have you got? A mouthful of froth when you have done. But you cannot read the Bible; that solid, lasting, substantial, and satisfying food goes uneaten, locked up in the cupboard of neglect, while anything that man writes, a catch of the day, is greedily devoured. …
I bring the broad charge against you. Perhaps ye say, I ought not to charge you with any such thing. I always think it better to have a worse opinion of you than too good an one. I charge you with this: you do not read your Bibles. Some of you never have read it through. I know I speak what your heart must say is honest truth. You are not Bible readers. You say you have the Bible in your houses; do I think you are such heathens as not to have a Bible? But when did you read it last? How do you know that your spectacles, which you have lost, have not been there for the last three years?”
from the sermon “The Bible” by C.H. Spurgeon
… many people are fond of an intricate worship – an involved religion – one they can hardly understand. They cannot endure worship so simple as ours. Then they must have a man dressed in white, and a man dressed in black; then they must have what they call an altar and a chancel. After a little while that will not suffice, and they must have flowerpots and candles. The clergyman then becomes a priest, and he must have a variegated dress, with a cross on it. So it goes on; what is simply a plate becomes a paten, and what was once a cup becomes a chalice; and the more complicated the ceremonies are, the better they like them. They like their minister to stand like a superior being. The world likes a religion they cannot comprehend! But have you never noticed how gloriously simple the Bible is? It will not have any of your nonsense, it speaks plain, and nothing but plain things. “Look!” There is not an unconverted man who likes this “Look unto Christ, and be ye saved.”
from the sermon “Sovereignty and Salvation” by C.H. Spurgeon
“The Christian man, though not called to the post of danger in witnessing publicly of the grace of God, is destined in his measure to testify concerning Jesus, and in his proper sphere and place, to be a burning and a shining light. He may not have the cares of a Church, but he hath far more, the cares of business: he is mixed up with the world; he is compelled to associate with the ungodly. To a great degree, he must, at least six days in the week, walk in an atmosphere uncongenial with his nature: he is compelled to hear words which will never provoke him to love and good works, and to behold actions whose example is obnoxious. He is exposed to temptations of every sort and size, for this is the lot of the followers of the Lamb.
Your life is one continued scene of warfare, both without and within; perhaps even now you are crying with the apostle, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” A Christian’s career is always fighting, never ceasing; always ploughing the stormy sea, and never resting till he reaches the port of glory. If my God shall preserve you, as preserve you he must, or else you are not his; if he shall keep you, as keep you he will if you have committed your souls to his faithful guardianship, what an honor awaits you!”
from the sermon “Enduring to the end” by C.H. Spurgeon
The word of God is true! Wherever you look, you can see God’s goodness manifested in and through His creation. He provides the sunlight and the rain for righteous and wicked alike; the peace and restfulness of the night falls upon all people.
This week Illya and I, Oksana, have an amazing blessing to enjoy the goodness of our Creator while taking our long-overdue vacation. We have been blessed to visit the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Today is our third day here, and we are in awe of the beauty God has created!