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Weekend A La Carte (May 10)

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I Heard Her Weeping – Here’s a sweet tribute to a mom. “She retreated to the refuge of her bedroom that afternoon. This didn’t happen often. Curious, I crept toward the shut door. Then I heard it. She was weeping. I was a young boy, probably about 9 or 10, so I don’t remember all that happened that day except us kids being particularly difficult.”

Seeds – While we are on the subject of moms…you’ll enjoy this video, I’m sure.

Finding Grace in Failures – Joe Thorn offers 4 ways to find grace in failure.

Scared – Here is an honest bit of writing from C. Michael Patton.

My Congregation Barely Sings – “If church leaders want congregations that will really ‘speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs’ (Eph. 5:19), they will have to work at it. … Here are a few tips, many of which, no doubt, fall into the realm of prudence.”

Equip Your Kids to Say No to Porn – This is a good article on equipping your children to say no to porn for the inevitable circumstance when they are exposed to it.


Unbelief about the existence and personality of Satan has often proved the first step to unbelief about God.

—JC Ryle

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.