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Hand of Hope Boy
“Do you remember the famous photograph of the baby reaching out of the womb and grasping the doctor’s finger? That baby is now 9-year-old Samuel Armas. The photo has been spread around the world and even cited during congressional debates on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, but for Samuel it has personal significance…”

Social Media Adoption
“For all the talk about social media use and growth over the last several years, it’s always good to get a look at the numbers to see how far it’s come. A recent report by Harris Interactive has some interesting stats about the adoption of social networking sites Facebook and MySpace as well as the number of Americans who are on Twitter.”

The Alzheimer’s Project
From Carolyn McCulley: “HBO is debuting a four-part documentary series on Alzheimer’s starting Sunday evening, May 10. … I think it’s an appropriate subject for us all to consider as we honor those who have made such an investment in us. Alzheimer’s is said to be the second most-feared disease, after cancer. I don’t doubt that statistic. I know I have prayed about it, asking the Lord to spare me in my future, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that prayer. “

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    A La Carte: What does it mean to die with dignity? / Did Paul endorse slavery? / Forgiveness in marriage / 5 ways to pursue contentment / The immense value of encouragement / and more.

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    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…