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Weekend A La Carte (1/12)

On Louie Giglio - Bob Kelleman has rounded up some of the best and most interesting articles on the Louie Giglio situation. I’ve already linked to a couple of them, but Bob managed to get together a few others that look at it from different angles.

Holiness Day by Day - Holiness Day By Day, a daily devotional from Jerry Bridges, has been marked down to just $1.99 for the Kindle edition.

You Can Never Ask Too Much - John Piper looks at Matthew 7 and offers encouragement for prayer. “This has proved, in my experience, to be one of the most motivating passages in all the Bible to pray with the confidence of being answered.”

National Geographic Photo Contest - There are some stunning photos in National Geographic’s photo contest. A lot of them can be downloaded as wallpapers for your computer or other device.

Not Reading in 2013 - Here’s an interesting take on a new year’s resolution. “Instead of adding things like diet, exercise, and reading, I am cutting stuff out. The most life changing, for me, will be reading. I have decided that in 2013, I will not read any new books. Crazy, right? I know, like most resolutions, I will probably fail at this sometime mid-February but my motivation is centered around changing my personal attitude through an attempt at reading less.”

Bestselling Books of 2012 - This is amazing, and kind of depressing. “Half of the top 20 bestselling books of 2012 in print were either Fifty Shades titles or Hunger Games titles, and only one book not written by E.L. James or Suzanne Collins—Jeff Kinney’s latest Wimpy Kid title—cracked the one-million-copies-sold mark for the year, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks 75%-80% of print sales.”

You’ll Find Your Way - Be sure to check out the video for Andrew Peterson’s song “You’ll Find Your Way.” Especially if you’re a dad. (HT)

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. —Martin Luther