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It’s the last day of the worst month of the year. And fittingly, it’s several degrees above the freezing mark with a steady rain starting to obliterate the snow. Spring is nigh. Tomorrow I’ll have a collection of desktop wallpapers to bring some spring cheer to your desktop.

5 Things I Can’t Find – R.C. Sproul Jr writes about 5 things he’s surprised that he can’t find in the Bible.

Discovery – One of the space shuttle Discovery astronauts is taking photos of Discovery’s last mission and putting them on Flickr. There are some really amazing ones there.

USA 2010 Income Statement – This isn’t good.

Commentary Sale – Today only Monergism Books has several volumes of the (excellent) Reformed Expository Commentary series on sale. Each one is 50% off: Hebrews, Jonah & Micah, Zechariah, The Incarnation in the Gospels.

American Idol – This blogger writes about his near-tragic experience with the other American Idol: gluttony.

Manslater – I caught this on Josh Harris’ blog and got a laugh out of it. Or a chuckle, anyway.

Hope can see heaven through the thickest clouds.

—Thomas Brooks

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