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A La Carte (10/15)

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God is Faithful – It is good to be reminded again and again that God is faithful. Because otherwise we somehow begin to doubt it.

Punishment and Discipline – “God does not punish His children—He disciplines them. There is an enormous difference between punishment and discipline…”

Removing My Children from the Internet – A father explains why he chose to remove all traces of his children from the Internet.

Surreal Landscapes – There are some amazing and bizarre landscapes in this gallery.

My 9-Year Old Boss – “I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old boss. Meem, 9, works 12-hour shifts at a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She dreams of becoming a sewing operator, buying more hair clips and helping her family.”

The Ultimate Secret – Here is the ultimate secret (which, of course, is really no secret at all) to effective communication: Hard work.

I was but a pen in God’s hands, and what praise is due to a pen?

—Richard Baxter

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