A La Carte (May 19)

Good morning. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  It hasn’t been the best week ever for Kindle deals, but there are a couple there today and there will be some more tomorrow. The Wilderness Way “Have you ever wondered why God appears cruel at times? When He withholds something good or allows something painful, we run up against the walls that simple religion builds to keep us complacent and safe within the manicured yards of our expectations.” …

A La Carte (May 18)

The God of love and peace be with you today. It’s Kids Week at Westminster Books, which means there’s a lot of deals on good books for the little ones. (Yesterday on the blog: The Ministry of Sorrow) How to Stay When the World Says Leave This is an insightful little article on people who leave the Christian faith. “Are those who leave church and lose their faith more susceptible to bad habits and decisions? Or does practicing bad habits …

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A La Carte (May 17)

Good morning! The Lord be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: Weeping Goes Forth the Sower) Why Confessions Matter Do confessions matter? And if so, why? This article will answer both questions. When Reeling In Empty Nets Means You’re Doing Everything Right This is a neat reflection on Peter and Andrew’s empty (and then very full) nets. Fossilised Preaching? “Most preachers are familiar with the diagnostic question: Could your sermon have been preached in a mosque or a synagogue? It’s …

Weekend A La Carte (May 15)

May God bless and keep you as you serve him and worship him this weekend. If you’ve ever wanted to do some reading in the Puritans, than today’s Kindle deals will be perfect. (Yesterday on the blog: The Path to Glory) Courage Inspired by the Martyrs Ed Welch: “Among the many heroes of faith, the martyrs stand out. They take up a central place in our corporate identity because they so closely evoke Jesus’ faithfulness in the face of death. God honors …

A La Carte (May 14)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. On sale this week at Westminster Books is the excellent God’s Word for You series. There are a couple of good books to look at in today’s Kindle deals. The Power of the Word of God (Video) I enjoyed this brief video of Alistair Begg explaining the power of God’s Word. Come Home, Weary Wanderer “As the years roll by, God’s children can slip into patterns of behavior that, mostly unbeknownst …

A La Carte (May 13)

Good morning, and may the Lord bless and keep you today. Today’s Kindle deals include a few books from Crossway themed around summer. (Yesterday on the blog: Post the Strongest Soldiers at the Weakest Gate) Those Baskets Won’t Last “After two long years of waiting, she finally took to the stage once more. The pandemic had brought her last dance recital to a sad halt. Costumes hung in her closet, dances were choreographed and ready, but she and her fellow …

A La Carte (May 12)

Good morning. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  If you’re into Kindle deals, there are a few to check out today. Westminster Books just unveiled a neat new training tool for pastors. It’s called Behind the Pulpit. Pastors, Fight Against Fear of Man by Fighting for the Fear of the Lord Pastors should and will be challenged by this one. “When I began pastoral ministry, I didn’t realize it would be my job to disappoint people. …

A La Carte (May 11)

The God of love and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: We Have the Light So We Can Be the Light) Nearly There This is moving. “Two decades later and my son is gone. No gravestone marks his death, or memorial service to recall in our grief. Instead, my son lives apart from us. His path, he said, forked away from faith, and as he walked that wide way, it lead him away from us. Mother’s Day …

A La Carte (May 10)

Good morning! The Lord be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: A Mother’s Bible) Faithful in Obscurity I’m so thankful for all those who are willing to be faithful in obscurity (which, after all, describes the great majority of us). “You may be a busy mom of little ones, a secretary stationed at her desk, a cashier at a counter, a caregiver tucked away in a lonely room, or in any number of occupations where you feel unnoticed. Don’t …

Weekend A La Carte (May 8)

Good morning. May God grant you his richest blessings as you serve and worship him this weekend. Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of options. (Yesterday on the blog: Gospel-Driven Ministry) Preparing for the Stewardship of Persecution I’ve been thinking about this, too. “Since becoming a pastor I’ve been convinced that one of my most important responsibilities it to preach and pray in a way that prepares people to suffer for the glory of God. Suffering – which is …