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What I Read Online – 12/08/2011 (a.m.)

08 Dec
    • There are two things you can be sure of with motherhood (or life, really). The first is that God won’t change. The second is that everything else will. Just when you think you’ve found the one, true solution – the cure for sleepless nights, or disorganization, or prayerlessness – circumstances shift sideways.
    • The kids learned some helpful lessons. They were reminded, once again, that they’re not the centre of the universe. They realized that I’m not always available: there are things more important, even, than their demands. They learned that prayer is worth setting aside time for.
    • as I love to sing Christmas carols because they often embody the deepest truths of the Incarnation in their poetry in a way one finds in no other hymn, so the Sunday before Christmas and, this year, Christmas Day itself, offer superb opportunities for expounding the truth of the Incarnation.
    • Preaching is proclamation, and proclaim we must, however inadequate we might think our words and our delivery are
    • Our task as preachers is to do simply that: proclaim the advent of the Christ.  Can there be a greater privilege, a more awesome responsibility, or a greater delight? 
    • CCEF is excited to announce the publication of CCEF Now! Our goal in publishing this magazine is to encourage, equip, and inform you. As you read the articles we trust that you will be encouraged in your own walk with Christ, equipped to better serve others, and informed about the present work of CCEF.
    • John Frame says that Reformed theologian and philosopher Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) “is perhaps the most important Christian thinker since Calvin.”
    • Leaders are readers.  There is no way of getting around it.  Any leader worth his salt knows what he doesn’t know and does something about it. Leaders are life-long learners and one of the best ways that I know of to keep learning is to keep reading. When you stop reading, you stop learning and when you stop learning, you stop leading with effectiveness.
    • Set a specific goal
    • Make Time
    • Build the habit with a set routine
    • Start with the Bible
    • Get recommendations on books to read
    • Don’t read primarily for entertainment, but for growth
    • Holiness deals with the thoughts and intents, the purposes, the aims, the objects, the motives of men. Morality does but skim the surface, holiness goes into the very caverns of the great deep; holiness requires that the heart shall be set on God, and that it shall beat with love to him. The moral man may be complete in his morality without that.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

 
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