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A La Carte (8/21)

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A Pastor’s Monday – “Mondays are notoriously difficult for pastors. If you are not a pastor, pray for your pastor today as you read through this post. If you are a pastor, listen to the words of pastor Jared Wilson as he describes the structure of his Mondays, along with the personal challenges he faces as another week begins.”

A Plea for Prayer – I loved this article. “For those who do not know Diane [Schreiner] personally, this post is an attempt to allow you to know of this woman of God so that you will be compelled to pray for God’s miraculous and complete healing over her fragile body. For those who are blessed to know her, nothing below will come as a surprise to you.”

The Next Story – It has been a while since I’ve read a new review of The Next Story. Here’s a kind and encouraging recent one.

Why Waiting Is Torture – This is an interesting article about a boring reality–waiting in line.

Dreams From My Father – I don’t often link to articles by Mark Steyn, and I know that this may be preaching to the choir, so to speak, but this is pretty amazing.

The Greatest Suffering, the Smallest Sin – “You have a choice. Option 1: The tiniest sin imaginable, a sin that would bring you tremendous wealth and other material pleasures. Option 2: The greatest suffering imaginable, for rejecting that one tiny sin. Your selection, please.”

National Geographic Photo Contest – Here are the winners of National Geographic’s Traveler 2012 Photo Contest.

The longer I live, the more faith I have in providence, and the less faith in my interpretation of providence.

—Jeremiah Day

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.