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The La Carte (February 22)

Good morning! Grace and serenity to you today.

Just a reminder that the every day quotes I share are collected at SquareQuotes where you can browse and download them all.

(Yesterday on the blog: Something Remaining Undone)

We Need Balance When It Comes To Sex Dysphoric Kids. I Would Understand

This is not written by a Christian, but still covers a topic that is extremely urgent. “ I am a 48-year-old transgender man. I was thrilled when the medical community told me six years ago that I can change from a woman to a man. I was informed about all the wonderful things that would happen because of medical transition, but all the negatives were glossed more than. Since then, I have suffered tremendously, including seven surgeries, the pulmonary embolism, an induced stress heart attack, sepsis, the 17-month recurring infection, 16 rounds of antibiotics, 3 weeks of daily 4 antibiotics, arm reconstructive surgical procedure, lung, heart and bladder damage, insomnia, hallucinations, PTSD, $1 million in medical costs, and loss of home, car, career and marriage. ”

The FAQs: What You Should Know About the Pro-LGBTQ Equality Act

Joe Carter: “ In a few days the U. S. Home of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the radical Equality Act. The bill would amend the Civil Legal rights Act of 1964 as well as the Fair Housing Act in order to ‘ prohibit discrimination’ based on gender identity and intimate orientation. ”

Hockey Has a Gigantic-Goalie Problem

I’ meters no great hockey fan, but still enjoyed Ken Dryden’ s article on hockey’ s goalie problem. It’ s a fascinating analysis.

5 Ways A person Shouldn’t Be Like Jesus

Phil Gons: “ One of the most common ways people relate to Jesus is by seeing him as an example to follow. This idea is captured in the popular modern expression ‘ What would Christ do? ’ or in the acronym WWJD. Even a lot of non-Christians recognize Jesus like a positive moral example. Whilst it’s not the primary way we should relate to Jesus—related to him as creator, sustainer, plus redeemer is—following his instance is thoroughly biblical. ”

What Colour Was Adam?

This is an interesting one from AiG: “ Humans all over the world are diverse with different tresses colors, eye colors, and skin shades, among many other traits. Yet, the Bible teaches that individuals are all descendants of Adam plus Eve. This raises interesting questions regarding the origin of the various colors and colors. For example , we might wonder exactly what Adam and Eve appeared as if? Or, how could we now have so much variation from just two original parents? ”

Small Chapels — Thoughts from an Are Not

“ In the wonderful series of fictional stories entitled ‘ The Vinyl Café’, written plus told by Stuart McLean in books and on CBC radio and apps, we are regaled with stories associated with Dave, the owner of the world’s smallest record store. The particular motto of Dave’s shop, The Vinyl Café, is usually ‘ We may not be huge, but we’re small’. This might be an appropriate slogan for many of the churches in North America, which, in my opinion is not necessarily a bad thing. ”

Sustained Through the Most difficult Suffering

Mark Piper shares some essential content from his new book on providence by telling how God’ s i9000 providence sustains us by means of even the hardest suffering.

Flashback: I Feel I believe I Believe

“I feel” may be a way of safeguarding ourselves in an age that will elevates faux tolerance and political correctness as the maximum of all virtues. It proactively softens the blow for those things we would otherwise declare to be true and correct and good. You may be offended by my thoughts or beliefs, but surely not by my feelings!

It is easier to confess our neighbor’s problems and infirmities than our very own. —J. Ur. Miller