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A La Carte (12/8)
December 08, 2011
Because this was a late addition to yesterday’s A La Carte, I wanted to mention it again. Shepherd Press has several of their books on sale in Kindle format; they are just $1.79 each. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Instructing a Child’s Heart, Don’t Make Me Count to Three have all been marked down for a limited time. I think we’ll see some other deals from Shepherd Press in the near future, so stay tuned.
While on the subject of Amazon, they’ve got a lot of their Melissa & Doug products marked down by 50% today only. In a day when most toys are pretty much built to last a week, their toys are the happy exception; my girls have always loved them.
Debates - Though I haven’t been able to listen to them yet, I’ve heard that these debates are interesting. In the first Edgar Andrews debates atheist Robert Stovold on the question ‘What created the universe?’ while in the second he tangles with Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor of Biology at University College London and Vice President of the British Humanist Association.
What I’ve Learned from Cancer - This needs to come with a language warning. It’s a pensive and sad and still-rebellious article from Christopher Hitchens as he battles cancer.
Pearl Harbour - These are some moving photos from the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbour.
Defusing an Argument - Paul Tautges shares “some transition sentences that may help you when you’re attempting to resolve conflicts with your wife. The list may be personalized according to the need of the moment (Eph 4:29).” They should print these on a wallet-sized card!
A Tale of Two Grandfathers - I admit to bias, but I really enjoyed this article about 2 of my great grandfathers and the differences between them (not to mention the ultimate spiritual impact on my own life).
Adoption gives us the privilege of sons, regeneration the nature of sons. —Stephen Charnock