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Dawn Treader & Fun in Snow!

Thanks to our friend Deb. W for the gift of “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” for Sophia! And we’re having fun digging out of snow … How is your weather??

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Missionless Churches & Churchless Missionary Societies

IX Marks recently posted a quote worth thinking about from missiologist George W. Peters: “An unfortunate and abnormal historic development has produced autonomous, missionless churches on the one hand and autonomous churchless missionary societies on the other hand.” Too true, don’t you think?

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Setting Up Your Single Friends (??)

Carolyn McCulley has a great post over at RadicalWomanhood and I encourage you to check it out: Advice for the Set-Up In it, she responds to a single woman who wrote this: “Mandy said that her cousin invited her to dinner to meet Randy. This is where my question comes in…what do you think about being set up to meet …

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Great Books & Great Conference

Tim Challies just posted a link to some screamin’ deals on great books that recently went on sale over at ebay from a pastor who is selling his library. And cutie-bear Fred Barthel just put up the 2009 Peacemaker Conference website. I encourage you to check them out!

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Made Me Cringe and Laugh

Yes, yes, I’m getting RIGHT back to work … any second now! But first I thought I’d click over to CakeWrecks to see if today’s entry was a good one. IT WAS. When Common Sense Isn’t If there wasn’t absolute PROOF that these cakes are REAL, who could believe it? Amazing.

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Are you blase to the gospel?

Soph’s happily playing over at a playdate and I’m here working hard on my speaker notes for my three conferences next month. (Yes, yes, a generous friend did quickly and happily offer to help me. See what a whiner–for no legitimate reason–I really am? Thank God for His grace!!) In my “organizing” stage of prep, I came across a section …

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Thank you, Anita!!

Oh my stars! I was feeling so self-conscious about my previous post (Was I too whiny? How can I complain when I have such a blessed life? Maybe I should just take it down …). But then you all started sending such sweet, “I can relate! And I’m clinging to Christ too!” and “Don’t be too hard on yourself!” emails …

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Phonics Has Failed Us (HT: CakeWrecks)

Good ol’ CakeWrecks has made me laugh again: Hysterical! Oh, and no, phonics hasn’t really failed us. Soph’s a great reader. 🙂

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Inclined to Mildness and Mercy

We’re in Chapter 17 of Book 1 in our Blogging the (John Calvin) Institutes journey this week–and I have already been tremendously blessed. I appreciate the many detailed explanations and biblical examples of how all things are divinely ordained by God; the providence of God is to be considered with reference to both the past and the future; God takes …

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When They Forgive, They Get Released

TakeYourVitaminZ linked over to the trailer for a movie about forgiveness that, well, I’m a little scared to see (to face such horror and suffering!) but also very interested to see (because of its honesty and call for mercy and forgiveness): As We Forgive

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