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Weekend A La Carte (October 9)

May you know the Lord’s richest blessings as you live for his glory this weekend.

There’s a good group of Kindle deals today.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Gospel and the Pain of Fatherlessness)

Live Not by Outrage

“There’s a funny thing about lies, however. They tend to show up even in the places you don’t look for them. And no medium has done more service for untruths than the internet. Conservatives are ready for combat when the topic turns to the scourge of pornography or the problem of Big Tech censorship. But there’s another digital moral dilemma for conservative Christians: Is the internet shaping us into something other than truth-tellers?”

More Than This Life Only

“Normally, I don’t think about heaven too much. Or resurrection. Not when life is sailing on with ease like a well-oiled machine. But the hard days, that’s different. Heaven presses closer to my thoughts. The resurrection feels more important.” Indeed…

Prayer Tips: For What Should We Pray?

Here is some simple but helpful counsel. “Two of some of the biggest questions that many Christians ask relate to prayer. On one hand, Christians want to know how they should pray. On the other hand, they want to know what they should be praying for.”

Letting Go of My Mother and Friend

This is a sweet tribute to a godly mom. “I couldn’t imagine life without her. As a child, I would sometimes hope we’d die together in an accident of some sort. Little did I know then that a day would come when I’d sit by her hospital bed and plead with the Lord to take her Home. But it did.”

Four Lies That Lead to Lazy

“Come, follow closely, and gaze for a moment upon a rare creature in his native habitat.” You won’t like him, but may still recognize him…

Has Everyone Gone Crazy?

“‘Has everyone gone absolutely crazy?’ my friend asked. I understood where he was coming from. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen prominent pastors discredited, polarization within the church, and an increased focus on politics. I’ve watched with alarm at many developments. It’s hard not to get a little disillusioned.”

Flashback: What I Love To Ponder at 10:01 AM on Sunday Morning

For one day—one day out of the week—the whole earth will have joined to give God the honor due his name.

To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss.

—Elisabeth Elliott

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