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Weekend A La Carte (9/8)

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22 Ways to Humble Ourselves – “Christians should be the most humble people on earth. We should be so because we have come to know something of God’s infinite greatness and our own unworthiness before him. Here are some reasons why we should humble ourselves before God and some suggestions on how to do it.”

Not Lucky – Grace reflects on why she wouldn’t call herself “lucky” to be a stay-at-home mom.

Top Ten Sproul Lectures – Robert Rothwell, who writes studies and other materials for Ligonier Ministries, offers his take on R.C. Sproul’s top ten lectures.

More Wood, Bigger Fire – You don’t have to actually buy any of the recommended books here to benefit from reading the article.

The Game Starts Now – If you enjoy reading tech-related articles, you’ll want to take a shot at this one–The Verge’s take on Amazon’s announcement about their new Kindle e-readers and tablets. They are at war with Apple, something that ought to benefit the consumer.

SBC 40/40 Prayer Vigil – Here’s a kind of political action I can get behind (or could if I was in the US of A): “The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention are partnering to encourage Christians to pray for 40 days leading up to the U.S. presidential election this fall—from September 26 to November 4.”

Why Did the Ducks Cross the Road? – They aren’t too smart, are they? This is the scariest video you’ll see all day!

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