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Weekend A La Carte (August 27)

Weekend A La Carte

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of newer books and a selection of older ones.

Todd Friel’s Wretched is having a big sale on their digital and streaming products.

(Yesterday on the blog: Joni’s Songs of Suffering)

Every Step (Video)

I’m really enjoying this new song from CityAlight. Speaking of which, there’s a new CityAlight album available now.

The Bible in English

Stephen Nichols has put together a helpful little introduction to the history of the Bible in English.

Despite Claims Otherwise, Treatment for an Ectopic Pregnancy Is Not an Abortion

Randy Alcorn: “Unfortunately, since the overturning of Roe and Casey, there has been much misinformation on the internet and in the media about ectopic pregnancies, and claims that women will not be able to receive medically necessary treatment in states that have restricted elective abortion. This is a straw man and/or a red herring argument.”

A League of Their Own

WORLD has a review of the new Prime series “A League of Their Own.” The show appears to be yet another symptom of the modern world in which story is less important than ideology. “When rebooting A League of Their Own, Amazon Studios didn’t make a baseball comedy at all. Instead, the series is a lesbian romantic fantasy.”

Life in the Blood

Ed Welch reflects on these words from Jesus: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.”

Wrecking Ball

“I sat on our front brick steps early the other morning, delighting in the cooler temperatures, inhaling the vibrant hints of fall. The robust spirit in the air seemed a nod toward future glory. Although autumn means death to leaves, such loss promises resplendent hues: rich, cinnamony reds, burnt orange, deep, buttery, yellows. This seasonal reminder is salve to my wounds. God’s promise is to never leave me nor forsake me. He faithfully turns the pages of life through all seasons. Pay attention–he is doing so even now.”

Flashback: Nurture Your Children

A key part of heeding God’s commission to “make disciples of all nations” is to make disciples of your own children. What value is there in saving the whole world but neglecting your own children?

However bitter the cup we have to drink, we are sure it contains nothing unnecessary or unkind; and we should take it from His hand with as much meekness as we accept of eternal life with thankfulness.

—William Goodell

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