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7 Ways to Get in the Word – Here are seven ways for busy moms to get into God’s Word every day, even with all of their distractions and responsibilities.

Seven Sutherland Sisters – I love quirky stories from days gone by. Collectors Weekly has the tale of the seven Sutherland sisters and their 37 feet of hair.

Preaching that Increases Sin – Jared Wilson warns that your preaching might actually increase sin in those who hear it. “We tread lightly here, but I fear we vastly underestimate the spiritual damage inflicted on our churches by ‘How To’ sermons without an explicit gospel connection.”

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – This is quite a powerful series from Russ Ramsey who writes about being diagnosed with and treated for a serious illness.

How to Serve Families With Disability – Serving families with disability is an area where many people struggle, so read this article from John Knight.

Our Make-Believe Parents – “In Sunday School rooms across a wide spectrum of churches, you will find Bible storybooks that, around page one, display pictures of Adam and Eve, … It’s the beginning of our story, and the beginning is sometimes as important as the end. But that reality, and more importantly our first parents’ existence, has been and continues to be challenged and denied by some voices even within the church.”

The Prince of the power of the air seems to bend all the force of his attack against the spirit of prayer.

—Andrew Bonar

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.