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A La Carte (December 20)

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Good morning. Grace and peace to you today.

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Logos users, the annual 12 Days of Logos sale has begun and is offering some good deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Ship Is Always Sailing On)

Father In Every Way But One

This is some excellent creative-devotional writing.

Fiscal Hilarity

There are some good thoughts here on generosity. “Years ago I decided that I would try to give more every year. I’ve not done this perfectly nearly every year since that little whimper of a desire was voiced to God. It wasn’t a vow and I’m under no obligation, but I am free to do it. Jesus never puts down radical givers. Remember the woman who gave all she had to live on?”

Snow

Rebecca VanDoodewaard reflects on the joy, beauty, and symbolism of snow.

The Good News Story

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Somebody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

“God the Son, ‘Immanuel,’ is not just a specialist; he is a sympathizer. He never just diagnoses and prescribes; he comes, draws near, feels, and cares. Not a truth merely for those perceived to be especially weak or victimized, this is gospel truth for every single one of us.”

“How Do I Decide Where to Go?”: Four Questions to Answer that Important Question

This will prove valuable to those who are wondering if/where the Lord is calling them to go.

Let us rediscover the power of forgiveness

Yes, let’s…

Flashback: Sin Is Immaturity

Sin is transgression, disobedience toward a known law or standard. Sin is iniquity, premeditated rebellion against God. And lately, especially as I’ve been examining my own life, I’ve also been seeing sin as immaturity. Sin is a failure to grow up.

We are so used to the patience of God that we are more stunned by his judgments than we are by his forbearance.

—Jackie Hill Perry

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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