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A La Carte (June 4)

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Prayer Request – Charles Woodrow (whom my church has supported for many years) is doing amazing missions work in Mozambique and he has a very specific and time-sensitive prayer request for all of us.

A Mess Worth Making – This is a long and kind of dense article from Kevin DeYoung and Ryan Kelly, but it’s one worth reading.

A Meandering on Marriage – I enjoyed these thoughts on marriage. As promised they meander a little, but that’s okay.

7 Things – Here are 7 things every guy should know about buying a suit. If you’re like me, you’ll want your wife to watch it so she can help you shop better.

Judging Others – Here are 7 signs that you may just be judging others.

He’s Not a Woman – I can only imagine how much trouble this article has caused its author. Common sense is a lost virtue. “Sex is a biological reality, and it is not subordinate to subjective impressions, no matter how intense those impressions are, how sincerely they are held, or how painful they make facing the biological facts of life. No hormone injection or surgical mutilation is sufficient to change that.”

Shaw

Satan and all his agents, with all their combined strength and subtilty, cannot separate one soul from Christ.

—Robert Shaw

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…