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Today

Today was the first day in a week that I didn’t wake up sick and then spend the next fifteen hours doing my best to fulfill my duties all while fighting a headache, fever, nausea, and clammy, dizzy exhaustion. All of that would’ve been unpleasant at home in my bed–but flying a family across a continent and then spending five …

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Please pray.

Today I learned of a prayer request from someone who is that new category in my life of, “haven’t had any contact with that person in 20 years but now we sort of overlap on Facebook” and I would appreciate it if you would please pray for him (Mark) and his family. Here is his request: “My stepson has a …

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13 Million Percent Inflation & 95% Unemployment–but Rejoicing (?!)

Oh, how blessed our church was yesterday to remember that the Lord sustains us in suffering. Pastor Alfred led us to give thanks to the Lord–even in our anguish. Trudy’s music fed us and encouraged us that His grace truly is sufficient and His power is made perfect in weakness. And then, the Rev. Dr. Victor Nakah of Zimbabwe preached …

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Calvinists & Controversy (HT: Ligon Duncan)

Couldn’t get back to sleep after 3AM or so. Fred is restless with his fever/getting meds. And I have way too much swimming through my brain re: my workshops for next weekend. Mostly, I’m wondering WHY, O WHY I ever consented to teaching so many! A) I can’t believe I really have anything that interesting/helpful to say; and B) I’m …

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Robust Doctrine (HT: PureChurch)

Can’t believe we’re only one week away from Pastor Anyabwile’s keynote at the Peacemaker Conference! I’m psyched. I just love his blog. What a churchman! Today he linked to a great quote from Between Two Worlds: The Answer to Practical Problems Must Involve Robust Doctrine (It’s a great quote, but I’d skip the comments. Nothing too edifying there.) Here’s a …

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Little Lamb, Who Made Thee?

Fred’s home sick now too. Soph continues to decline–but she’s such a sweet little trooper. Even tolerates the Zycam NOSE SWAB that neither Fred nor I will put up with. And yes, I’m disinfecting everything and anything including our toothbrushes. AND thanking God for Aquaphor. (We love Aquaphor!) Besides caring for an ailing family, I HAVE TO get a paid …

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Exalts himself to show mercy to you …

Our entire church is reading through Isaiah right now and today we reached chapter 30. Enjoy and be drawn to worship by just a few verses: Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for …

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SONGS OF “Living the Gospel in Relationships”–only $5/ea! (including shipping)

If you enjoy Trudy’s Poirier’s music and, in particular, you’ve enjoyed the SONGS included in the original version of my DVD series, then do I have a deal for you! Trudy has given me special permission to offer you her “Songs of Living the Gospel in Relationships” CD for only $5 (including shipping!). **PLEASE NOTE: To take advantage of this …

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CGO Forum on Denominational Renewal

Oh, that PastorJollyBlogger! Always pointing us to something important (and helpful!). Today it was a link to the CGO Forum on Denominational Renewal. The speakers look amazing and I am particularly interested in catching the dialogue that will follow in the weeks to come. Hope to see you there! Blessings, Tara B.

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Doctrine of Workmanship

As our pastor preaches through Galatians, our entire church is reading through Martin Luther’s preface to Galatians (the abridgement and paraphrase by Tim Keller–we’re not reading it in German or anything 🙂 ). This week we have been encouraged and refreshed by “The Doctrine of Workmanship” (applying Galatians 1.10 – 2.10). I feel like retyping the entire excerpt! But instead, …

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