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Weekend A La Carte (9/28)

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Dear Discouraged Moms – Dear moms, I have heard you are struggling to fight the funk that has found its way to your doorstep, into your home, and has met you lying in your bed paralyzed by the thought of facing the day. I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. All too often, I can relate.”

Hours of Sermon Prep – “There are various opinions on how long it should take someone to prepare their sermon for Sunday. There are minimalists, maximalists, and everything in between. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it should comfort you to know that well known preachers span the entire spectrum. So how long do well known preachers take to prepare a sermon? Here’s what I found.”

The Unquenchable Flame – This reader-friendly introduction to the Reformation from Michael Reeves is on sale for $2.99.

Distracted Shepherds – “Over the past decade people and pastors alike have been wowed by an endless stream of ‘time saving’ devices. Have you ever noticed that every ‘time saving’ device you add to your life seems to leave you with less time? It is one more thing to manage, one more thing to distract.” Why, yes I have…

Pray for Your Son – Do you have a son? Do you want to pray for him better? Mike Leake wants you to join him in 31 days of prayer for your son.

Jesus’ SCARS – It’s always interesting to learn how other people discipline themselves to spend time with the Lord day-by-day. Bob Bevington lets us into his world and a method he has found very helpful.

The Octopuses Are Telling of God’s Glory – This is incredible.

Our sense of humor is a gift from God which should be controlled as well as cultivated.

—Oswald Sanders

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