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11 Reasons to Celebrate in March
…because sometimes you just need to celebrate something while waiting for the warm weather to arrive.


Amazing Grace
I don’t know anything about this group (except that I’ve heard Simon Cowell’s name attached to them), but they sing quite a nice version of “Amazing Grace” in this video.


Fair Comment
An article at the Economist looks at the importance of reviews in online sales. I found this interesting: “His company’s research shows that visitors are more reluctant to buy until a product attracts a reasonable number of reviews and picks up momentum.” People often refuse to buy a product until it has a certain number of reviews; this somehow gives that product a kind of authenticity.


Deal of the Day: Calvin’s Commentaries
Solid Ground Books is offering the 500th Anniversary Calvin’s Commentaries Set with Matching Set of Calvin’s Institutes for just $119.95.


  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…

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    A La Carte (July 17)

    A La Carte: Every place is a place to talk about Jehovah / A precious mystery / How marriage shows the beauty and poetry of the gospel / What should we learn from the immensity of the heavens? / Should we call church a family? / Commentary sale / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 16)

    A La Carte: All we have left undone / What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? / How America’s premier theologian interpreted God’s providence after Lincoln’s assassination / Will God judge people for being born Muslim? / Theological discernment is for moms too / Prime Days / and more.

  • My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    Among my responsibilities as an elder/pastor within a local church is meeting with people to offer counsel and guidance. I have never lost the wonder of being given so sobering a privilege—to listen to people as they share their deep sorrows or ask their big questions and to then attempt to bring the Word of…

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    A La Carte (July 15)

    A La Carte: The desires of your heart / Contentment isn’t only for hard times / On the hosting of mission teams / Be careful of your strengths / Yes, we’re almost there / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Every Road and Every Sea

    Sunday Devotional: Every Road and Every Sea

    The Bible has proven its value as weaponry in the battle against spiritual foes, as a laboratory researching cures for spiritual maladies, and as a rich source of treasure in the accumulating of wisdom. It has proven itself a guide to the pathways of life and a chart to navigate the stormy seas of trial…