A La Carte (February 11)

Tim Challies | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Kindle deals include several books about marriage, among them a personal favorite–Married for God.

What inspiring story of aging with grace. “Culture tends to portray images of strong women fitting a specific mold – successful businesswoman, outstanding athlete, influential leader. These can be appropriate examples, but if we measure strength solely by public achievements, we miss honoring the excellence of integrity. If we only elevate external displays of might, we overlook the value of a meek and quiet spirit dedicated to humble service and faithful perseverance. We neglect the glory of a gentle life that draws strength from an infinite source of power.”

Bible - Missionaries - Experience - People - Families

This is important: “By now I’ve learned from the Bible, from good missionaries, and from experience that it’s impossible to love people without loving their families, homes, churches, and communities. In short, you can’t love people without loving their places.”

There is some bad language in this article, since it’s a factual telling of the terrible collision of the USS Fitzgerald. But the account is very well told through words and graphics.

Account - Life - Christians - Burkina - Faso

You may enjoy this account of what daily life is like for Christians in Burkina Faso. “The sun sets at 6:30 pm in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Every night. Every single night of every single day. They do have seasons, but they divide dry and rainy, not springtime and autumn. The dry is very dry, and when the rain comes, it is torrential. If it’s too dry the crops fail; if the rain is too torrential, the crops are washed away.”

Yesterday the Houston Chronicle published a long article detailing a crisis of abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention. “In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found....
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