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Enjoying the View - Here’s a worthwhile resolution: “In 2012, I plan to spend at least 30 minutes a day without my iPhone. Without Internet, Twitter, Facebook and my iPad. Spending a half-hour a day without electronics might sound easy for most, but for me, 30 unconnected minutes produces the same anxious feelings of a child left accidentally at the mall.”

Knowing God - This month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio is J.I. Packer’s classic, Knowing God. It is free for the taking, so you know what to do…

Global Debt Hangover - What a mess we’re in!

What Now? - R.C. Sproul Jr. asks and answers the “what now?” questions after the recent passing of his wife. “What we wanted for her she has received, and more. We, His children, all together asked for bread for her. He didn’t give her a stone. He didn’t give her bread. He gave her Jesus. She who awoke pity in the hearts of thousands now has awakened with Him, with more health, more comfort, more joy than all of us combined.”

Culture Shakers - Plugged In looks back at the culture shakers of 2011. I’m really glad that there’s someone else to keep an eye on pop culture, because it’s not a job I’d want!

Young Seminarian - This is a fantastic little article from Mike Milton. “Recently, I was asked by a young wife and mother to write some thoughts on ministry reflections for her husband, a seminarian. Specifically, this godly young woman wanted me to answer the question, ‘As you look back on life and ministry, and where he is in life as a seminarian, what wisdom would you offer him as a husband, father, a man of God preparing for ministry? What would you do differently? What went well? What counsel would you give him? This will be my gift to him.’”

Behind the Scenes - Ever wondered what happens at the airport after you watch your bag disappear through those black rubber flaps? This video shows you (though it leaves out the part where the TSA rifles through it and steals your camera).

Grace comes not to take away a man’s affections, but to take them up. —William Fenner