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A La Carte (February 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety crossing a bunch of different publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: What City Was Once “The Jerusalem of the East?”)

Why Monday Is Your Most Productive Day Of The Week

“You may be working for the weekend, but when it comes to actually getting work done, Monday is the most productive day, according to a study by Redbooth. The data collaboration software provider found that the highest percentage of tasks–20.4%–are completed on Monday, compared to Friday, when only 16.7% of work tasks are accomplished. Tuesday is a close second, accounting for 20.2% of work. “

How to Honor Your Parents as a Young Adult

“Young adults are in a transition period of learning and embracing adulthood. For many young adults, college is the time when they will explore all the implications of what it means to be an adult: making their own decisions, facing the consequences of those decisions, opening a checking account and being responsible to earn and spend their own money, making decisions about the jobs or careers they want to have, where they want to live, etc. As they face these decisions, many young adults are eager and excited to begin their post college journeys. Yet this transition period also means the relationship with their parents is transitioning as well. Young adults are now no longer under their parents’ authority but what exactly does this new relationship look like? What does “honor your parents” mean anyway?”

Five Reasons for Assisted Suicide

“Assisted suicide is not far off—it’s a reality for many in the west. We must educate ourselves. Think this through. Be ready. Life is fragile and each of us, or a family member, or friend will likely soon need to be prepared with a solid understanding of end of life issues. “

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump (Video)

“At this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we may see quad corks in Big Air Snowboarding or in Freestyle Skiing — and we’ll see quad twists and quad jumps in Figure Skating. But have we reached the limit of what’s possible? To do a quad, a skater’s got less than a second to turn their body four times in the air. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez set out to find out why five…is almost impossible.”

Bible Studies

Here are some new Bible studies for teens and young adults you may find useful.

Is Anxiety a Sin? (Video)

“Is anxiety a sin? Is worry a sin?” Dr. Jeremy Pierre answers in Honest Answers.

The 25 Best Icebreaker Questions for Team-Building at Work

Here are 25 great questions for your next team-building exercise at work.

Flashback: Sex on the Silver Screen

If it would be intolerable for you to watch your wife acting out sexual deeds and sexual pleasure with another man, it should be equally intolerable for you to be entertained by watching anyone else simulate those deeds and that pleasure.

The Holy spirit never enters a man and then lets him live like the world. You can be sure of that.

—A.W. Tozer

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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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.

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    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.