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A La Carte (January 18)

Why Daughters Need Their Dads

I needed to read this. “I have watched daughters talk to fathers. When you come in the room, they change. Everything about them changes: their eyes, their mouths, their gestures, their body language. Daughters are never lukewarm in the presence of their fathers. They might take their mothers for granted, but not you.”

The Youth Group Lessons I’ve Had to Unlearn

I don’t agree with everything in this article, but I do resonate with the three big points.

Iran Frees Pastor Saeed Abedini

I’m guessing you caught this news already. At long last, Pastor Saeed has been freed.

A Comforting Word in the Hotel Nightstand

I thank God for the Gideons and for their passion to share God’s Word.

3 Keys to Listening During Sermons

Just think of the immense privilege that is yours to listen to a sermon every Sunday, week after week after week. Here’s some guidance on listening well.

This Day in 1951. 65 years ago today, missionary to India Amy Carmichael died. *

The Secret of Spurgeon’s Success

Charles Spurgeon was a towering figure, and this article explains the not-so-secret secret of his success.

American Missionary Killed in Burkina Faso Attack

“An American missionary and orphanage director was among the dozens killed by Al Qaeda-linked militants in the West African nation of Burkina Faso Friday night.”

Stay Messy, My Friends

Jared Wilson: “Here are three areas we can stay in the thick of the messy ministry that is fertile soil for gospel joy…”

Taylor

Do not have your concert first, and tune your instruments afterward. Begin the day with God.

—Hudson Taylor

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.