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A La Carte (April 15)

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Seven Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting – “Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children? Parents hover over their kids as if every step might be their last…”

A Pragmantic Guide with Theological Teeth – This week’s deals from Westminster Books look pretty good. Westminster Books does deals well!

Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? – Can you imagine if games still went on until the first team scored 21 runs?

Does Jesus Really Love Me? – It’s such a simple truth, but one we need to remember again and again.

The Ingenious Aluminum Can – Some things are so ubiquitous that we forget just how amazing they are. The aluminum can is a good example.

Check Your Investments – Here’s a challenge to invest in your children’s spiritual development.

Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.

—Hudson Taylor

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