Weekend A La Carte (January 23)

The God of love and peace be with you as you serve and worship him this weekend.

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Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and some more contemporary works. You’ll also find lots of general market kids’ books on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books and Commentaries for January 2021)

Dignity Beyond Accomplishment

“On Christmas Day 1999, when she was six years old, my little sister Jenna swallowed a whole jar of diuretic pills. Or rather, she chewed them. She always chews pills like they’re candy. And that is probably what she thought they were, lying there on the piano side table at our grandparents’ definitely un-childproof house in a leafy Pennsylvania suburb.” This is the starting point for an excellent article about the dignity about all human beings (especially those with disabilities).

Twenty-One Reasons That the Handwriting Is on the Wall for the Abortion Industry

May it prove so that the handwriting is on the wall for the abortion industry! George Grant says, “thanks to the abortion industry’s cavernously deep corporate pockets and its carefully crafted public relations efforts, it appears to enjoy wide popular acclaim for the provision of ‘effective and professional social services for the needy.'” But the reality isn’t so simple.

Grappling With Abortion Trauma

Speaking of abortion, WORLD writes about post-abortive programs and groups in this article.

1 Peter 4:6 and Those Pesky Prepositions (Video)

If you like to learn how the Bible is translated from Greek to English, this brief video may appeal.

The Greatest Evangelist In The World

“We have a large Roma/Gypsy/Traveller community in our valley and many attend our church. We love them all dearly, they are a hard-working, trustworthy, family-centred people who are devout followers of Jesus and I am forever grateful to them for introducing me to Rodney ‘Gypsy’ Smith to whom the Christian church is indebted.” Here’s a brief biographical sketch of the man.

Are These the Last Days?

Many seem to be asking the question these days…

I Am My Own Greatest Hardship

Guy Richard explains how he is his own greatest hardship. “One of the most acute and enduring struggles that I have experienced in my own life has been the struggle to be content with myself. The real problem, as I have discovered, is that deep down I don’t want to be the person God has made me to be.”

Flashback: Aging Brings Life-Shaping Decisions

No matter our age, no matter how far we have traveled through time, we are to relentlessly pursue godliness and persistently avoid worldliness.

When [God] breaks our lives to pieces, it is because they will do more for his glory and the world’s good broken and shattered than whole. —J.R. Miller