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A La Carte (10/21)

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Worship Him Well – I love to hear this: “I have walked the aisles of Notre Dame in Paris and of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. They are works of magnificent splendor. Stunningly beautiful, to say the least. But they did not come close to giving me the feeling I have every time I step into that loud and unaesthetic gym.”

Doubts: Fatal or Futile? – If you struggle with doubt, this article may be helpful. “These types of doubts, spiritual in nature, have the ability to unmoor a person. Doubts like these often serve as the doorway towards deeper issues like depression, paralyzing fear, and chronic anxiety.”

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 – I’ve got a soft spot for photography competitions. Here are winning photos from this year’s wildlife photography competition.

Married Mom and Dad Do Matter – “A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.”

Cereal Transformed American Culture – I think they overplay the Christian fundamentalist angle at the beginning of the article, but it’s fascinating nonetheless.

Nearness to God brings likeness to God. The more you see God the more of God will be seen in you.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • When Goodbye Is Forever

    When Goodbye Is Forever

    I didn’t know that I would be saying goodbye to my son for the last time. How could I have known? He was only 20 years old, still in the prime of life, still living in as safe a spot as any. There was no reason to assume, no reason to be concerned, no reason…

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    A La Carte (February 13)

    A La Carte: A match (un)made in heaven / She will be saved through childbearing / Is Satan bound or is he the ruler of this world? / Why pastors should get a family wage / Christians are not ready for the age of ‘adult AI’ / and more.

  • Afraid of the Teenage Years

    Who’s Afraid of the Teenage Years?

    Many people cautioned me about the teenage years. Many people warned that the joys of parenting little ones would eventually give way to the grind of parenting bigger ones. They told me horror stories based on their own experiences, then assured me that I should prepare myself for all kinds of difficulties and all kinds…

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    A La Carte (February 12)

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