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A La Carte (12/13)

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Silent Night, Peaceful Day – Matt Heerema shares a story from his family archives. “The following is a recounting of a true story involving my grandfather, Fred Heerema, during World War II.” Read it!

Hope for Prodigal Children – Here is some wisdom from Burk Parsons. “My greatest concern is for those parents who are not burdened for the souls of their prodigal children. Because their children were raised in good families with good Christian principles, having been taught the way they should go in life, many parents have concluded that they are just fine despite their prodigal lifestyles and unbelief.”

The Tension – Barnabas Piper relects on the tension of “God is good” and “It shouldn’t be this way.”

Greater Grace – I enjoyed this blogger’s take on the unexpected conversion of actor Steve McQueen. “His smallest physical gesture was precisely calculated and gracefully executed. You couldn’t best him, you couldn’t buy him, you couldn’t touch him. He was the King of Cool. He was Steve McQueen.”

Why a Virgin Birth – Douglas Wilson writes about the necessity of a virgin birth.

Guardian of the Golden Gate – This is a brief video profile of Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

It is not only by grace alone that we become God’s people but by grace alone we remain His people.

—Dale Ralph Davis

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