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Weekend A La Carte (April 19)

Weekend A La Carte

This weekend edition of A La Carte is a day late due to scheduling factors, but may provide some good reading for a Sunday afternoon.

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole new series from 9Marks as well as various other titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: Please Encourage Me (And Let’s Read An Encouraging Book Together))

This Is What I Want to Be Like When I’m 89!

Derek Prime was the minister of Landsdowne Evangelical Church and Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh (1969-1987). Here’s a powerful video of him (the last video of him) speaking of some of the suffering he has endured and how God has sustained him through it.

On Living Through a Pandemic…

I enjoyed reading Bob Pritchett’s account of the life of his grandmother. In its own way, this article provides perspective on the trials we endure.

Naps (Video)

This one is maybe a little out there, but I rather enjoyed it. It’s a video of … naps. It seems appropriate for a Sunday.

All of a Sudden

Andrée Seu Peterson focuses on some of the “all of a suddens” in life and the necessity of expecting and even anticipating them.

The Supermarket After the Pandemic

Some things are bound to change on the far side of this pandemic. Perhaps one of them is the supermarket.

Lockdown: Pastoral and Preaching Conundrums

Jeremy Walker reflects on some of the challenges preachers are facing as they transition to preaching to cameras.

Goodnight Chinatown

I appreciated Heidi Tai’s reflection on the demise of favorite restaurant and what it meant to her.

Flashback: What Gave Him Such Confidence?

What gave Peter such confidence? What compelled him to run toward instead of run away? I can think of only one thing: He knew Jesus.

We all want a sense of meaning. But, boy, is it hard work creating one. By contrast, the loving Creator God says to us, Stop trying to create meaning. I’ve given you a glorious one.

—Matt Fuller

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