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A La Carte (June 19)


Good morning. Grace and peace to you today.

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection from Crossway themed around marriage and family.

(Yesterday on the blog: All the Compassions of All the Tender Fathers)

To the Older Woman in the Church: You Are NOT Obsolete

This is a good one from Michele as she reflects on the fact that Tim Keller didn’t publish The Reason for God until he was 57. “The word ‘marinate’ comes to mind when I consider Keller’s years of quiet, unseen faithfulness. They were apparently no more absent of significant activity than a drop of pond water under a microscope, but they could have felt that way–without God’s microscope.”

Easy Christlikeness

“Some Christians think that because they love those that like them, they are being Christlike. And probably they are. In fact, some Christians outside of Christ would be unkind even to those that like them—they would give evil for good. They are rascals. I was one of those rascals before Christ. That is a change that the gospel makes in us. But that’s the low hanging fruit of sanctification. Jesus said that even unbelievers love those that love them (Luke 6:32). It’s not that hard.”

Good Book Guides Giveaway: Enter for the Chance to Win 59 Bible Studies

The Good Book Company is giving away a set of 59 Bible studies to one winner in celebration of their new Good Book Guide Sets. (Sponsored Link)

10 Things You Should Know about the Fall

Mitch offers 10 things that you ought to know about the fall.

Pride Month Didn’t Happen Overnight

Cole says that “we would do well to remember that fruit always begins as seeds. Or, to speak less cryptically, Pride Month did not happen overnight. I feel compelled to make such a statement because I live in a largely conservative small town, where most of my fellow citizens can recognize at least some of the vanity within Vanity Fair. Those who don’t know the difference between a man and a woman are ‘out there;’ we are rooted in reality. But are we?”

Forgiveness and Seeing the Father’s Smile

“Does God, like us, struggle to extend forgiveness when we ask him? Does he get caught up in his anger, like we do, and withdraw from us? Does he get frustrated by our repeated, selfish offenses against him and feel it’s necessary to put some distance between us, even for a little while?”

Why Chromosome Variations Do Not Create Additional Sexes

This is a helpful explanation as to why chromosome variations do not create additional sexes.

Flashback: A Lover of the Lord Lives There!

“And Lord Jesus, not only write your name upon the gates of my house, but engrave it at the center of my heart and my affections—on my first, and last, my earliest, and latest thoughts!”

If a man is worth nothing but money he is poor indeed. If a man have upright character he is rich.

—De Witt Talmage

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    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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