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Weekend A La Carte (June 28)

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Aileen and I are doing a bit of a role-reversal this weekend–she is off attending The Gospel Coalition conference in Orlando and I’m staying at home with the kids. And so far we’re having a pretty good time of it. If you’re interested in the conference you can watch it live online.

Sometimes I start to think I’ve figured out this blogging thing, and then something happens like this: The article I wrote yesterday on why we don’t allow our kids to do sleepovers was read more than 120,000 times yesterday, easily the highest first-day total of any article I’ve ever written. I find that baffling. Why would that article generate such a buzz? If I had known it was such a hot topic, I would have gone over it a couple more times before sharing it!

And now here are some links that caught my eye over the past couple of days:

Elisha Galotti on slow-to-anger parenting.

Shaped by Time is an amazing timelapse video that explores landscapes shaped by erosion over a long period of time. It’s beautiful and haunting.

Westminster Books is offering the new ESV Reader’s Bible at a big discount and also giving away 12 copies.

Ray Ortlund goes to the gospels to find what it’s like to be a demon. “Left to its own potentialities, a demon’s existence is external barrenness and internal restlessness. Gnawing drivenness, never stopping to rest, rejoice, give thanks.”

Finally, the quote du jour. If you enjoy these, you can find them all over at Pinterest.


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

—C.S. Lewis

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