28 December 2018

This 'n' That

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. Around here, the holiday was fairly quiet, which is exactly how we like it. I hope yours was a time of joy and celebration in remembrance of our Lord's incarnation.

Now we march forward to 2019. January always brings with it a newfound sense of optimism. Still, resolutions will inevitably fall by the wayside and a new year will undoubtedly fail to deliver all the pleasant things we anticipate. 2019 will hopefully bring joy for each of us in some aspect, but we can be certain that it will also bring disappointments, trials and challenges, and irony by which we will fail to be amused. This is acceptable, though, because all these things are temporary and we still, as Christians, have much to look forward to as we stride one year closer to being with our Lord forever.

This being Christmas week, many of the articles linked below still carry a holiday theme, so hopefully you won't mind extending your Christmas thoughts at least one day longer.  Why not toss some marshmallows in your hot chocolate, then, as you sit back to enjoy your final 2018 week in review (kind of):
  • Christmas is about Love, with a capital "L".
  • Jesus is the hope of Christmas.
  • It's that time of year again: time to select your new Bible reading plan. Ligonier has a great lineup of various options. This thematic plan is also one that I've used in the past (it's revised every year, which keeps things interesting).
  • I can't wait to watch this.
  • If this is true, I should soon be ├╝ber successful and will never die.
  • Was Charles Spurgeon a grinch?
  • Interesting thoughts on Jane Austen.
  • I knew you'd want to know.
Until God can change or lie, he never will bring to mind again the sin of that man whom he hath pardoned. —Charles Spurgeon

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