A La Carte (6/12)

Paying Down Debt
Randy Alcorn answers a question about paying down debt. The question is a bit long and involved, but starts like this: “The question I have is that we are reaping consequences from bad choices. My husband and I have a young family and are still paying down $100,000 of student loans from both of us going to a private university.”

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This blogger shares a shocking, sickening story of her experience with pre-natal screening.”This month marks a strange anniversary of sorts for me. It was 2 years ago this month that I was sitting in a chair looking at my unborn baby in 4D. She was precious! We had previously found out that our baby had several “markers” for down syndrome and had enlarged kidneys which may have required surgery upon birth.”

Total Cost of Ownership
Here’s something to think about when pondering a new cell phone. It’s amazing how expensive they really are…

Mobile Phones and Shabbat
This article is simply amazing. “The issue of working on Shabbat presents a difficult dilemma for the ultra-orthodox workers and volunteers of the Magen David Adom emergency services. A recently-issued halachic ruling now permits on-call volunteers to activate their mobile phones on weekends, provided that they do so using their teeth.”

Bedtime and Depression
From the “that should be pretty obvious” file: “Teens whose parents let them stay up after midnight on weeknights have a much higher chance of being depressed or suicidal than teens whose parents enforce an earlier bedtime, says research being presented today at a national sleep conference.”

Deal of the Day: Thomas Watson
RHB is offering a great price a three volume set of Thomas Watson’s writings: A Body of Divinity, The Ten Commandments, and The Lord’s Prayer.