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A La Carte (June 18)

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Our Culture of Reading – If you are a reader you will enjoy Matthew Lee Anderson’s thoughts on our culture of reading and the end of dialogue.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Friendship – This is an interesting one from USA Today: “We tend to take friendship for granted, to make it secondary to other demands on our time.”

Everything a Child Should Know about God – Westminster Books has this one back in stock after it sold out last time. I wrote this blurb for it: “There are few resources that are better suited for young children … It presents the deepest truths in the simplest ways, and encourages both knowledge and trust. I highly recommend it.”

Get There Faster – This amazing resource shows you which flights are most likely to get you where you’re going with the fewest delays.

How To Do Family Worship – In this short video Donald Whitney provides simple instruction on family worship. (Speaking personally, we do not make singing a part of family worship.)

Binge-Eating, But Starving – “One of the worst ways God can afflict us is to so satisfy us in this life that we no longer need him, no longer even think of him. It’s the most extreme, most devastating malnutrition.”

Ryle

Whatever you read, read the Bible first. Beware of bad books: there are plenty in this day. Take heed what you read.

—J.C. Ryle

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

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