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A La Carte (October 6)

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What Is Discernment? – Here’s Sinclair Ferguson giving a definition of discernment and providing some ways in which to use it.

Be Yourself in Prayer – Yes, please. Be yourself in prayer!

Bleep! Why Christians Shouldn’t Cuss – Clint Archer on why Christians should avoid cuss words.

Husbands, Hold Your Wife’s Hand – R.C. Sproul Jr. has some urgent and poignant counsel for husbands.

So Many Stories – There are so many stories in a mama’s hands.

Maggot to Fly – Sometimes God’s creation is, well, just a little bit gross.

Fleming

In the worst of times, there is still more cause to complain of an evil heart than of an evil world.

—Robert Fleming

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