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A La Carte (June 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the Babylon Bee book along with a classic from Sproul, a volume of the Bible For You series, and more.

A new ElisabethElliot.com has launched and it has a good and growing collection of resources.

New Troubles Are Met With New Mercies

This is good counsel for when we experience any trouble. “When we feel that worry, we have a choice: Let it frame our narrative and push us away from God, or turn our anxieties to God in prayer, letting him graciously and patiently work on our soul.”

Civil War. Civil Rights. Civil Love.

I always appreciate what Barry York writes. “Where is there a love that can overcome racial divides, heart hatred, and fierce anger? Where is there an unending, unlimited, unconquerable supply of love that can transform not just a person or two, but societies and nations? The only place it is found is at Calvary’s cross, where ‘God demonstrated his own love toward us in this, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’ (Rom. 5:8).”

Ten Questions Missionaries Love To Answer

Just like the title says…

The Fresh Wonder of Corporate Worship

“Though it may be unclear exactly what that looks like as churches start to reopen, every week brings us one Sunday closer to the day when God will gather his people from every tribe, language, people, and nation to worship the Lamb who was slain (Revelation 5:10–12). Without question, that will be congregational worship like we’ve never experienced before.”

A Cake On The Back Seat

We’ve all had moments like this, haven’t we? “It doesn’t sound like much, does it? But it was enough to stop me in my tracks. Those few quietly spoken words carried a heavy Spirit-inspired conviction. She was right.”

Life – Venus Fly Trap and Sundew

There’s some amazing macro photography on display in this collection of battles between plants and animals.

The Exchange of Pleasures

I’ve said I won’t share any more articles that use C.S. Lewis’s “mud pies in a slum” quote (because it’s so overused), but am making an exception for this one from David Qaoud.

Flashback: But God Makes No Mistakes

Nothing in this world is haphazard. There is nothing random or unplanned about the circumstances you are in right now, even if those circumstances seem very hard.

It is the greatest wisdom in the world to do every day what a man would do on a dying-day, and to be afraid to live in such a state as a man would be afraid to die in.

—Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.