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A La Carte (April 10)

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His Strength, Our Weakness – Randy Alcorn says, “God uses my weakness and inadequacy not only to build my character, but also to manifest his strength and grace to me and through me.”

Comparison Is the Thief of Joy – The title is the most important part of the article, I think: Comparison is the thief of joy.

Exotic Pets – It’s a bit off the beaten track for what I usually share with you, but I quite enjoyed this article on exotic pets.

A Great Expedition – “I wanted to put together a practical list for leading our wives better on this glorious expedition. Now, some of these tips will work better for some couples than others so feel free to find what works for you and to mix and match. This will be a process of trial and error, but it is worth the struggle to grow spiritually.”

9 Things About the Rwandan Genocide – Joe Carter: “This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the campaign of genocide in Rwanda. Here are nine things you should know about one of the most horrific seasons of slaughter in modern times…”

10 Key Events – This is good stuff from JT: “The following are ten key events that took place in the relationship between evangelicals, fundamentalists, modernists, and neo-evangelicals during the 20th century in North America.”

Spurgeon

It is insulting to a man to call him a fool, but I question whether any man is saved unless he has called himself a fool.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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