An offer for those interested

April 13, 2016

Good morning, friends.
Recently, a friend of mine inquired about getting copies of Citizens of the Kingdom for a study class to use.  I was glad to send her what she needed.

As I hope I have made clear, any of you are free to make (or to have made) copies of any of my work on this site for your personal use, as long as you do not sell them for any reason.  I try to live by my conviction that anything that is truly a gift from the Lord should NEVER be used for anyone’s profit.

However, I do have a good-sized box of print copies of Citizens, which were made before my son Dan put the work on the internet for you.  They are just sitting in a closet.  It occurred to me that some of you might also like to have a few for group use.  THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE.  I would, however, be glad to send any of you what you might want to use, simply for the cost of the shipping.  Please respect the trust I have in you, that you will not offer them for sale.  UPS charged me about $15 to mail a box of ten to Pennsylvania from North Carolina,  so I do not feel able to foot the bill for shipping a quantity multiple times.
But I would rather have you using them, than just have them taking up space.

You can reply here on the site if you wish.

In the service of the King —


New resources

January 3, 2016

Hello, folks.

As I’m sure you have noticed, there have been no new postings for the last couple months.  We have been working on the problem with the Translation Notes.  Seems that the Greek font I had been using, no longer is compatible with PDF’s, and so when anyone tried to print that off, Greek words came up with a crazy jumble of English letters that were completely meaningless.  After trying a bunch of alternatives, Dan and I decided that the best solution was to simply use the transliteration we have been using in the regular studies. So I re-did the whole thing.  Sorry about that, to those of you who would prefer”real” Greek — but although the technology is out there somewhere, my computer skills are not up to learning a whole new system at this point.

So Dan has now posted the Notes in a printable (transliterated) form, which you can access from the “download” section of the homepage.  In case any of you want the Greek version, it is still there, and you can get to it if you download “SLGreek” to your computer.

We apologize for the inconvenience and nuisance, but it is the best we can do.

Wishing a blessing-filled New Year to you all — Now I will get back to a few waiting requests for studies.  Keep your suggestions for new work coming.


2015 in review

December 31, 2015

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Note to readers

March 16, 2015

Dear folks who have been using this resource:

Some of you have wondered about the lack of postings lately, and you deserve to know that I too will be glad when they can come back.  The site has been used nearly 75,000 times, in 174 countries.  This is a real delight, and each one of you continues to be in my prayers.
The fact is, that after a silly injury, I ended up having spinal surgery, and although it went well, I am not allowed to bend over or to lift more than 5 pounds.  Nearly all of my reference works are heavier than that!  And sitting for a long time does not work either.

So, dear people, thank you for your interest, and I hope to be back with you before too much longer.  Any prayers are greatly appreciated.


2014 in review

December 29, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

For folks who already printed the PNT text

December 4, 2014

If you have already made yourself a copy of the latest PNT text (as of last year), I am furnishing here the brief list of things that have been corrected in the newly published version.  Since there are only a few, you can just make the corrections in your copy, without printing the whole thing again.

Matthew 3, second line: substitute “arrived” for “come near.”  (It’s a perfect tense.)

At the end of Acts 5, the next-to-last line:  a closed square bracket instead of the vertical line

Romans 15, second paragraph (v.7), first line:  should read “welcomed you“, not “us.”

II Timothy 3:16:  insert “also” after each of the places where (is) appears.

James 2:20 — first line:  the “O” should be capitalized.

I John 1, second paragraph, v.7, after “blood” add in brackets  “[life]”.

Rev.14, third line from the end:  the parenthetical note should be italicized: it is not in the text.

That will bring your copy up to date.


Check the download list

December 1, 2014

Hello, everyone —

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday with Dan’s family — he is home, safe, healthy, and just submitted his last temperature record, so he did NOT bring any Ebola home.   The team had a useful time in Sierra Leone , and we thank all of you who were remembering him in your prayers.  We of course continue to be concerned for the folks over there, and in the other affected areas.

Dan successfully moved the Greek Index to the tab with the other indexes, and we posted all the corrections that had been waiting — so the New Testament text, the Translation Notes, and the 200 Word Studies are all corrected and up to date, as of a couple days ago.

So thanks for your patience, and you can check out the corrected versions.

We still appreciate your questions and comments.

Ruth (and Dan)