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A La Carte (January 31)

Today’s Kindle deals include a little bit of this and that.

(Yesterday on the blog: What I Pack in My Bag When I Travel)

3 Reasons Why Younger Christians Should Attend the Funeral Service of Older Christians

“When was the last time you attended the funeral service for a young person? The funeral home was most likely swarming with people of all ages—young, old, and middle aged. This is the typical pattern for such funeral scenes. However, it’s not terribly uncommon for you to walk into the funeral service for a 90-year old church member and find the funeral home nearly empty. Where is the disconnect?”

10 Bible Reading Habits I’ve Learned from My Pastor

This is neat. “A good sermon exhorts us to grapple with God’s Word preached, hold fast to its truth, and do what it commands. A preacher who places himself under Holy Scripture will present his teaching in a way the congregation can follow, to understand the text they hold on their laps.”

How Cecile Richards Strengthened the Pro-Life Movement

“After leading Planned Parenthood for over a decade, Cecile Richards has built a legacy as one of the organization’s most effective leaders after rallying millions of new supporters to the issue of ‘reproductive rights.’ In doing so, she also intensified the pro-life cause among those who oppose her organization—and the broader pro-choice movement—for providing and endorsing abortion.”

Chick-fil-A is Always Closed on Sunday… Except When an Ox Falls Into a Pit

“The American fast food chain Chick-fil-A is a favorite among Christians for the owners’ unwavering stand against Sunday opening. But it turns out this unwavering stance has some jiggle room to it, when needed.”

Love Is War: A Reflection on 10 Years of Marriage

This is a worthwhile read that is reflections on 10 years of marriage.

What it Means to Invest in Eternity

“We all have limited time to invest in our future, and, just as the veteran knew he had one chance invest in his future, Christians have a limited window to invest in eternity.”

How to Seize Your Commute as a Christian

“How much time do you spend commuting? Whether you’re in a car, bus, airplane, or whatever, you can redeem the time by getting things done while commuting.” Here are some good suggestions.

Flashback: When Freedom Is Captivity

No sin is worth the captivity it brings us. Sin enslaves, but God delivers.

One of the biggest scams Satan has running today is the lie that reading the Bible is a chore.

—David Mathis

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