A La Carte (May 7)

Good morning! May the Lord be with you and bless you today. There are a couple of Kindle deals that are worth a look. What Is Anxiety? This article by William Barcley will prove a worthwhile use of one of your three free monthly articles from Tabletalk (if you’re not a subscriber). “Most of our sinful anxieties are tied to proper concerns. It is proper to do your job well, to support your family, to care for your children, to fulfill the …

A La Carte (May 6)

Grace and peace to you today. Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list of titles from Crossway, most of which are related to Mother’s Day. (Yesterday on the blog: We Always Glean Among the Sheaves) When Mom Forgot Me “‘Where do you live?’ she asked. Wind whipped her white curls into a crown around her head against a blur of golden wheat fields as we sailed along the dirt road. I glanced her way. She sat slightly hunched in …

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A La Carte (May 5)

The God of peace be with you today. This week Westminster Books has a deal on Michael Kruger’s book Surviving Religion 101. When Adoption Comes Full Circle Don’t miss this neat account of an adoption come full circle. “She found me a few years back through Facebook, approaching with respect and grace. We reached out tentatively at first, then forged a sisterhood nurtured by a gradual opening of hearts around the shared love of a precious baby, now grown.” Where …

A La Carte (May 4)

Good morning! The Lord be with you today. I only dug up a couple of Kindle deals today, and will hope for better things as the week goes on. (Yesterday on the blog: A Family Update, Six Months Later) I Could Never Do That This is a good insight from Amy Medina, and one that probably applies to each of us in different ways. “The truth is, sometimes we say, I can’t when really what we mean is I won’t. It just …

A La Carte (May 3)

Good morning! Grace to you and peace. (Yesterday on the blog: The Endearing Conceit of Young Men) Humility on the Opinion Front This is a really good call for humility when it comes to opinions (and other things). Tithing in Financially Tight Times “Your bank balance hovers near zero. Your job feels like it’s hanging in the balance. You can’t see how you’ll pay those bills. And yet you just heard your pastor encourage the congregation to think hard about …

Weekend A La Carte (May 1)

May God bless and keep you as you worship him and serve him this weekend. Today’s Kindle deals include one of my favorite Kevin DeYoung books, along with the usual batch of Saturday classics. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for April 2021) Keeping the Faith Christian Smith spent two decades studying the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents and emerging adults, then turned to religious parenting. He provides a few interesting observations in this article. …

A La Carte (April 30)

May the Lord bless you and keep you today. If you’re looking for something to read, Westminster Books has a deal on a selection of new and noteworthy spring releases. I dug up just a couple Kindle deals. Identity Politics, Opium of the People Carl Trueman begins a very interesting article this way: “Identity politics is the new religion of the United States.” He ends up considering why identity politics is so attractive. “We should beware of reducing the whole of …

A La Carte (April 29)

Good morning! The God of peace be with you today. Today’s Kindle deals include some special deals from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Whatever Is Not Christ) Were the New Testament Authors Aware of Their Own Authority? “Sometimes, even in the academic world, things get said so many times that people assume they are true.   And when that happens, no one bothers to look at the historical evidence in a fresh way.” A good example is the notion that the …

A La Carte (April 28)

Grace and peace to you today. If you’re interested in a journaling Bible, then you should check out this week’s sale at Westminster Books. Today’s Kindle deals include the popular Risen Motherhood. Out of My Hands and Into His This is a poignant reflection from Madelyn Canada. “I miss him. I kept thinking time would erase the dull ache in my heart, but it hasn’t. I don’t think love for someone is something we can ever fully eradicate. Once it …

A La Carte (April 27)

Good morning. Grace to you today. Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that I think you’ll find worth a quick look. (Also, you’ll find quite a number of board games on sale there today, including the fun Exit games.) (Yesterday on the blog: Being the Answer to Prayer) What Are Angels Doing Today? You know, I don’t think that in all my years of being a Christian I’ve ever asked this question. But now I’m very glad someone did …