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A La Carte (January 19)

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Gigapixels of Andromeda – NASA recently released an incredibly detailed photo of the Andromeda galaxy. This video shows it off. It’s amazing.

A Story About a Bird – I enjoyed Elisha’s account of someone simply taking the time to encourage her.

Developing Godly Qualities in Children – Randy Alcorn: “Teaching our children the truth is absolutely necessary, but it is not sufficient. The solid foundation for a life is not just hearing the words of God, but doing them.”

Euthanizing God? – This is an important article that deals with the growing likelihood that euthanasia will soon be considered a legitimate option in Canada and beyond.

The Path to the Attack at Charlie Hebdo – The New York Times has a long but interesting piece on the attacks in Paris.

Heavenly Lies – Mike Wittmer writes about Alex Malarkey and his new claims that he didn’t go to heaven after all.

2 Principles to Consider – Here are 2 principles to consider before you pick up and move to a new town.

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We should be content to be abased and obscure provided Christ is honored and exalted.

— Thomas Manton

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.