13 February 2015

This 'n' That

These are chocolate. I want some.

It's Friday the 13th. I've always liked that date. I don't know why, I just think it's a good date. So today ought to be a good day.

And here's a bonus—tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Okay, that's probably only a bonus for some people. For me, it means I can go to CVS on Sunday and stock up on juju heart candy at 50% off. I love those things. I like to think of it as a Valentine gift for my dentist.

While we're on the topic of Valentine's Day, let me pull you men aside for a minute and give you a piece of advice. Who knows, perhaps I've given this same advice in years past. If so, that only means that it's time-tested and true. Ready? Here it is: Don't get her roses. No, men, if God has been good to give you a doctrines-of-grace-gal, then go out and get that Calvinist lady some tulips. And chocolate. Scratch that, make it dark chocolate. Trust me, it's a winning combination. If you're really clever, you'll go the extra mile and get her some chocolate tulips. There, you have your assignment. Now go, and may your tulip tip-toeing be fruitful.

Okay, now that those important instructions have been delivered, let's get back to business. It's been a long, wintry week (for some of us, anyway), so why not curl up with your laptop and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Speaking of dark chocolate, here's some bad news if you're allergic to dairy.
  • This is such a bad idea. Such a horrible, terrible idea.
  • This, on the other hand, is cool.
  • Uh…no, no this did not happen. Katy Perry is delusional.
  • Don't be so open-minded.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • If the Bible translations had a dinner party (I guess the NASB wasn't invited).
  • Are people ever going to realize that to be "for" something, you necessarily have to be "against" another thing?
  • We have been raised, but we stink (yes, I know it's an old article, but it's still a good one).
  • Speaking of stink, Lifeway and Thom Rainer are excited to celebrate 20 years of promoting Beth Moore and her erroneous doctrine and Bible twisting!
  • New research reveals kids do best with a mother and a father. You're kidding. Really? So, you mean, God designed it the best way in the beginning? Seriously? Whoa. Never saw that coming.
  • There's a lot of truth in this (thanks, Rick).
  • Was Christ's atonement actual or potential?


  1. There NASB is the quirky friend who is really nice but kinda boring. Always a decade behind when it comes to fashion. Likes studying history. Dislikes touching velvet. Kinda forgetable...

    1. Charlie, that's a good one, yet I really love the NASB When God's saved me I had " The Way" " bible" When I left that Assembly of God church I bought an NASB, I found it very understandable, but ,15 yrs later my pastor switched to NKJV , no really. I stick with my NASB It's close to the ESV and when I listen to John MacArthur or Mike Abendroth it's easy to follow along. Too bad NASB didn't have a jazzy marketing scheme!! Best. btw thanks Erin, always a winning Friday for me!!


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