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Giving it up because I don’t want to …

So I’m convicted. UGH. There are two things in my life that, well, I just want TOO MUCH. Neither is sinful per se. (Though overindulgence in both IS.) Neither is particularly beneficial. (Though I find them both pleasant!) BUT … BUT … BUT … I am convicted that I need to give them up. Maybe not forever–but definitely for a …

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“Men are afraid of women …”

Reading my denomination’s magazine (By Faith), I was struck to the heart and literally brought to tears. And prayer. The last article was on the relationships between ordained men in the church and women in the church. There were many wonderful, gospel-saturated aspects to those important relationships. But two quotes broke my heart (especially, I am sure, because I have …

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“… but we cannot leave them.”

I LOVE reading of heroism. The last book that kept me up all night (before my recent–wonderful find!–Aunt Jane’s Hero) was Ghost Soldiers. (If you love a GREAT READ especially about history and war and heroism, you CANNOT go wrong with Ghost Soldiers.) ANYWAY … I was reminded of Ghost Soldiers when I read the last page of my recent …

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Want to have an online group CHAT?

I am not 100% sure that this will work … but I THINK it will … so here goes: Would any of you be interested in scheduling an ONLINE CHAT for our little group? I am pretty sure that we have two ways to do so (through the discussion board and through Frappr) and I’d be happy to look into …

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Together for the Gospel …

Fred and I are already making plans (dreams? … no … PLANS! 🙂 ) to attend the 2008 Together for the Gospel Conference. Ligon Duncan! John Piper! Mark Dever! C.J. Mahaney! Albert Mohler! John MacArthur! I mean … WOW! These great men teaching us and reminding us of the greatness and glory of THE GOSPEL. Pointing us to CHRIST! I …

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A subdued Christmas (by Ajith Fernando)

Another of my all-time heroes of the faith, Ajith Fernando, has requested prayer for his travels to the Urbana Missions Conference. Please do pray for this dear pastor and brother in Christ (and his family–who sacrifices each day to support and enable his ministry). And please be blessed by his recent reflections on Christmas! (I’ve highlighted a few passages in …

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Sometimes in a grievous way …

The Peace of Christmas-Time “Dearest, how hard it is to say That all is for the best, Since, sometimes, in a grievous way God’s will is manifest. See with what hearty, noisy glee Our little ones to-night Dance round and round our Christmas tree With pretty toys bedight. Dearest, one voice they may not hear, One face they may not …

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Single but praying for a spouse? A child?

For years, Fred and I prayed for a friend of ours. He was single, content in Christ, but longing to be married and have a family. We just KNEW that he would be the TREASURE of a husband and daddy that so many women pray for–godly, funny, smart, athletic, musical, sweet, thoughtful, faithful, kind–and so we prayed. Last year (when …

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David Powlison & Ed Welch & CCEF & Anger …

I woke up at 5AM again this morning–not quite ready to go back to the gym. (72 hours on antibiotics now–so it shouldn’t be long.) As I sat in the Christmas lights (SO nice! Don’t you miss them when they’re gone?), I picked up the latest issue of The Journal of Biblical Counseling. Friends, I just cannot more highly recommend …

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But here the world’s desire …

“The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap, His hair was like a light. (O weary, weary were the world, But here is all aright.) The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast His hair was like a star. (O stern and cunning are the kings, But here the true hearts are.) The Christ-child lay on Mary’s heart, His hair was like a fire. …

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