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A La Carte (1/27)

Post-Prayer Whispers - David Murray lists some of the little whispers you can hear after you pray. “Anyone else get that? It’s so discouraging, isn’t it. I mean, why pray if all you get at the end of it is an even heavier feeling of guilt and failure? Prayer should be a delight not a dread.”

Black and White - Thabiti Anyabwile asks an interesting question: where does blackness and whiteness come from?

Too Good to Be True - Do you remember the story of the flight attendant who survived a 33,000 foot fall (I remember reading about her years and years ago in The Guinness Book of World Records)? Apparently what actually happened that day is now being called into question. 

Judge Judy’s Legal Authority - File this in the “I’ve always wondered” category: Mental Floss answers, “Judge Judy reportedly makes $45 million a year. What kind of legal power comes with it?”

The State of the Union/Pulpit - “All the news attention yesterday and throughout today has been on the President’s State of the Union address. This happens every year in January and it serves to be a good reminder of the President’s accountability to the other branches of government. This occasion provides more than a civics lesson. It also helps the church think about preaching.”

The iPad’s Human Cost - This article from the NY Times is long, interesting and tragic. “The workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems.”

God is more willing to give revival than we are to receive it. —Erlo Stegan