A La Carte (January 4)

It is Monday, January 4. And right now, at this very moment, God is on his throne. Don’t we all need to be reminded of that from time to time? In case you missed it over the weekend… Logos users will want to be sure to take a look at this month’s free and heavily-discounted books. The freebie this month is a new, theologically-sound commentary on Galatians. The highlight of today’s Kindle deals is the Crossway Short Classics series. No One …

Weekend A La Carte (January 2)

Logos users will want to be sure to take a look at this month’s free and heavily-discounted books. The freebie this month is a new, theologically-sound commentary on Galatians. Today’s Kindle deals include mostly classics. Marriage: The Beginning of a Revolution I enjoyed reading this account of a surprisingly significant wedding. “Yesterday was packed with joy from the first rooster crow until people fell into their beds exhausted from all the yipping, cheering, and dancing they did in celebration of …

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A La Carte (New Year Edition)

Happy new year! I hope your 2020 ended safely and that your 2021 has begun well. Say what you will about 2020, but there has certainly never been another year quite like it. I, for one, am not terribly sad to bid it adieu. As we embark on a new year, here are a few articles that may help guide or encourage you. There are some pretty good Kindle deals to look through today. (You may also want to check …

A La Carte (December 31)

Once again, the selection of Kindle deals isn’t quite what I’d like. We’ll hope for better things next year… Feeble Words in Prayer I’m so thankful that our prayers aren’t heard only for their eloquence. “‘Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you.’ We’ve all been there. If we say we haven’t, we are lying or self-deceived. It’s something that we will deal with until we see the Lord in …

A La Carte (December 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include Tim Keller’s book on prayer. And, at least for now, not a whole lot else! Resolutions “Do you remember what resolutions you were making this time last year? Perhaps they included losing weight, or eating healthier meals, or putting aside some money. Those are all good things when life’s bumps are relatively minor and we believe there to be some semblance of order and prosperity undergirding our lives. But in 2020, it wasn’t long before life …

A La Carte (December 29)

After a couple of days of coming up empty-handed, I managed to track down some pretty good Kindle deals for today. What God Tells Us to Remember I thoroughly enjoyed this article that reminds us of those things God tells us to remember. “There used to be a saying on memes that went something like, ‘Don’t look back—you’re not going that way.’ However, though we shouldn’t live in the past, we benefit from considering it at times.” Finish the Year …

A La Carte (December 28)

It’s that slow, unusual week between Christmas and New Year—a week I tend to keep things simple. So it’s likely to be pretty much just A La Carte articles this week… The Dangerous Love of Ease Greg Morse: “As Christians living in the West, one temptation we face (often being unaware that we face it) is the temptation to become comfortable, cozy, content, altogether uninterested in anything that might threaten the repose we’ve constructed for ourselves. We live as Bilbo …

Weekend A La Carte (December 26)

I trust you enjoyed your Christmas, as we did. And with Christmas behind us, here in Ontario we now have to navigate a far less enjoyable month-long lockdown that began at 12:01 AM this morning… Today’s Kindle deals include some classics along with some newer works that are worth a peek. There’s some Tolkien in the mix as well. The Untamed Spirit of Christmas Hopefully it’s not too late for at least one more Christmas article. “Hidden away in an …

A La Carte (December 24)

We learned recently that here in Ontario we are headed into another lockdown. It will begin December 26 and continue for four weeks—an inauspicious ending to one year and beginning to the next… Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection. There are some deals from Crossway, one of the “God’s Word For You” books, and even one of my books. (Yesterday on the blog: The Death of My Son and the Birth of My Savior) Real Darkness Requires Real …

A La Carte (December 23)

There isn’t too much to report on the Kindle deal front today (unless you want to grab The Hiding Place or Lord of the Rings). I’ll keep an eye on things over the next few days and update accordingly. Growing Red Bell Pepper From Seed Time Lapse (Video) There is something strangely satisfying about watching this cycle from seed to plant. Concluding Corona Comments “Inevitably, a lot of posts on Think this year have been connected to Covid-19 and it seems …