Weekend A La Carte (July 31)

May you know the Lord’s richest blessings as you serve and worship him this weekend. Today’s Kindle deals include a list of relatively new books and a list of classics. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for July 2021) Fighting Fear and Anxiety Keith Mathison: “The world is fearful and anxious, but it is fearful and anxious about the wrong things.” Second-Hand Reality Check A house fire (at a neighbor’s) has Jamie Charles thinking about earthly possessions. A …

A La Carte (July 30)

Grace and peace to you today, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Unifying Power of Singing I appreciate Andrew Wilson’s thoughts on the unifying power of singing–something we experience each Sunday! Doxology “We are warned about mountain top experiences, and the dangers they present. And I get it. In this life, we must eventually descend the mountain. We are also admonished to enjoy the journey. See the beauty. Squeeze the goodness out of life.” We Remember Needed Words At …

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A La Carte (July 29)

Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today. Logos users may want to check out the new deal on books by Zondervan. Many great resources are deeply discounted. Today’s Kindle deals include lots of good books from Crossway, most of them geared to teens and young adults. (Yesterday on the blog: Settlers in the Land of Love) Recommended Samuel James shares a not-so-hypothetical short story. When I Lived In A Barn Seth Lewis includes a couple of great …

A La Carte (July 28)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. This week at Westminster Books you’ll find a special on The Generosity Project, a new book from Tony Payne and Geoff Robson. Some related resources are on sale as well. Stitch by Stitch Andrea: “‘You knit me together in my mother’s womb,’ David marveled. ‘I have been fearfully and wonderfully made.’ I glance over at Ben, Down Syndrome evident in his features. Did God miss a few stitches? …

A La Carte (July 27)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. I wanted to prove another reminder that my forthcoming devotional book Knowing and Enjoying God is now available for pre-order. Like all publishers these days, Harvest House is very eager to have people pre-order it since that helps gain the interest of Amazon and other booksellers. So thanks for considering it! There are a few Kindle deals to look at this morning. (Yesterday on the blog: I Miss My Son Today) …

A La Carte (July 26)

Good morning. May grace and peace be with you today and in the week ahead. Even the Sparrow “Birds don’t build nests in dangerous places. They take time to find places that are hidden and secure from harm. As they gather the tiny twigs, bits of grass, and pine needles for their nests, they are preparing a place where they will lay their eggs, where they will sit patiently for their defenseless young to emerge. Those little ones won’t be …

Weekend A La Carte (July 24)

May the Lord of peace bless you richly as you serve him and worship him this weekend. I’d like to express my gratitude to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week with news of some of their biblical, relevant, and accessible resources. I found a good number of Kindle deals for today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Touch) Why Does God Allow the Righteous to Suffer? “Suffering is universal. Whether it is a debilitating disease, the loss of income, fleeing …

A La Carte (July 23)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. A Spirituality of Quitting “Most of us are very uncomfortable with quitting. We hear a lot about going after your dreams, achieving big things, and unleashing the untapped talents within—and this is the kind language that comes from some pulpits. But even if you aren’t in a church that harps on catalyzing your calling, you know the word ‘quit’ feels like one of those infamous four …

A La Carte (July 22)

I wanted to again thank all those who donated to the Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship. The first scholarships will be awarded to 10 Boyce College or Southern Seminary students beginning in the coming semester. The fund remains open for those who would like to continue donating to it. There is a little list of Kindle deals for the collectors. (Yesterday on the blog: Have You Tasted Heaven?) Call it Racism, Not ‘White Supremacy’ Samuel James says that with “All variables equal, I …

A La Carte (July 21)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. On sale this week at Westminster Books is the excellent “The Gospel in the Old Testament” series. It’s a helpful resource for better understanding and applying the OT. Trusting God in the Midst of Tragedy Aileen and I have been blessed to become friends with Jamie and Vanessa Strickland as our families have endured similar tragedies. In this article Jamie reflects on a psalm that has been especially …