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Weekend A La Carte (March 7)

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This grieving grandmother writes that This is NOT a Disney World… ” I got a phone call from my son. He told me that his two-year-old daughter (who doesn’t live with him) had somehow gotten out of the house the night before into the bitter Wisconsin winter.”

David Prince offers A Simple Guide to Reading and Applying the Bible with Jesus as the Hero.

Canadians may be interested in this article from Macleans that tells what happened on Parliament Hill on October 22 (the day Nathan Cirillo was shot).

Preachers may want to consider these 3 Questions for Managing the Heart. I especially like this one: On Monday morning, do you believe what you prayed Saturday night?

Douglas Groothuis explains why we shouldn’t use the word porn for anything but smut.

Thanks to HCSB for sponsoring the blog this week with their article Let’s Be Clear: Clarity in Bible Translation.

Spurgeon

We must show sympathy with sinners, but not with their sins.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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