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Weekend A La Carte (August 9)

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Yesterday Aileen and I celebrated sixteen years of marriage. Sixteen years ago we were twenty-one years old and had no idea what we were getting into; today I thank God for blessing me so richly and so far beyond what I deserve.

Thanks to Moody Publishers for sponsoring my site this week. This site is made possible by sponsors like Moody, so please visit their sponsored post and read about the deal they are offering.

Somewhere in the world there must be a think-tank dedicated to making flying just as miserable as they possible can. Here’s the cutting edge in in-flight misery: cell phone conversations.

Dr. Kent Brantley (who is being treated for Ebola) released a statement. “‘I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for his mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease,’ Brantly said in a statement issued from the Emory University Hospital room where he is being treated in isolation.”

The Blaze just published an article on Matt Chandler, one of the most prominent pastors most people have never heard of.

Vance Christie addresses the cancer of envy and does so by looking to a historical figure you probably haven’t heard of (though I suspect you’ve heard his most famous quote).

Second Natural Journal is a fascinating site that offers thoughtful articles on technology and Christianity. They’re going to stretch your brain a bit!

An article at Mere Orthodoxy insists “it is clear that we must jettison any simplistic understanding of the complex interaction between brain and body as a matter of individuals choosing to either sinfully wallow in mental illness or righteously embrace freedom in Christ. Similarly, we must also not succumb to a materialistic view that defines people stuck in mental illness solely as victims of circumstance.”

Here are the winners of National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest. They are downloadable as wallpapers, which is rather a nice bonus.

Chesterton

Idolatry is when you worship what you should use, and use what you should worship.

—G.K. Chesteron

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