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Motherhood at the Foot of the Cross – Elisha reflects on the challenges of motherhood. “Some days I receive such abundant mercy, and words of grace and joy characterize my conversations with them. I gracefully nurture, and it comes almost naturally. Our home has peace, and laughter. These are such wonderful days. But then there are the other days…”

Excellence or Faithfulness – Randy and Nanci Alcorn are right: Sometimes you just can’t do everything in life with excellence, but you can always do them with faithfulness.

More Cell Phones than Toilets – It seems sociologically significant that more people on earth have access to cell phones than to toilets.

Salvation Accomplished By the Son – If you’d like to do some Good Friday and Easter reading, Crossway is offering a free download of a significant portion of Robert Peterson’s Salvation Accomplished by the Son.

Revelation – If you ever read the Revelation graphic novel by Chris Koelle, you may be interested in buying some prints or other related art work. Chris has opened a store that sells all kinds of good things.

The State of the Bible – The Barna Group has produced its annual study of what Americans think about the Bible. Here’s an interesting infographic summarizing their results.

Calvary shows how far men will go in sin, and how far God will go for man’s salvation.

—H.C. Trumball

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…