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The La Carte (July 23)

Grace and serenity to you from The almighty our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Spirituality of Quitting

“ Most of us are very uncomfortable with quitting. We all hear a lot regarding going after your dreams, achieving big things, and unleashing the untapped talents within—and this is the kind language that comes from some pulpits. But even if you are not in a church that will harps on catalyzing your calling, you know the word ‘ quit’ feels like one of those notorious four letter terms. We don’t enjoy it. We don’t love to say it. And definitely don’t spend time to thinking about giving up. ”

The Humbling To-Do List

Reagan Rose views the value of the simple to-do list. “ Many of us have this idealized vision of a productive existence in which our time is perfectly balanced, we always complete our tasks, and we end the day pleased with ourselves. But that dream rarely comports with reality. And an unfinished to-do list is the most painful reminder of how frequently we fall short of even our minimum ambitious goals. ”

A 10 Question Catechism intended for One-on-One Pastoral Treatment

This really is key and classic stuff from Richard Baxter.

Preaching Preferred Pronouns

Chip Batzig: “ Individual pronouns have been extremely popular and debate in recent years. It’ s amazing how important such brief words are in our everyday speech and our anthropology. With that being said, personal pronouns also are some of the most important phrases to interpret whenever reading the Scriptures. ”

Unspoken

I very much enjoyed Kristin’ s reflections on her grandparents, and particularly her grandfather.

The Comfort and ease of Samson

“ Idol judges is one of those textbooks of the Bible that people tend to read far away. … And yet it provides some exquisite comfort to sinners just like you and me (not to mention, some similarly exquisite conviction to boot). ”

Joe Rigney’ s Baseball Tale

You need to probably just perform yourself a favor and read Joe Rigney’ s baseball twine on Twitter.

Flashback: Nationality and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We receive it by believing in Jesus Christ as our Savior. And in the moment all of us believe, we are granted all the rights associated with citizenship, forever. We become citizens associated with heaven.

The liar then is as like the devil as ever he can appearance: as unlike to God as ever he can be. — Rich Capel