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A La Carte (November 28)

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Abundant Thanksgiving in Poverty and True Wealth – I love the little historical snippets Vance Christie shares from time to time.

Carolling the Story – Keith Getty gives 5 reasons to love carolling the story. (I’m looking forward to seeing The Gettys in concert tonight in Hamilton!)

What Mothers Are Thankful For – From what I’ve observed, this is bang-on.

Thank God for God – If you’re going to be thankful for anything, you ought to start at the top.

Mom EnoughMom Enough is a new book from Desiring God and it is free for the taking.

The Identity Crisis – This article from The Atlantic says, “Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?”

Pink

An ineffably holy God who has the utmost abhorrence of sin was never invented by any of Adam’s descendants.

—A.W. Pink

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