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Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite

Jon Bloom
Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite
Jon Blooms recommends a list of resources from Desiring God to help you cultivate true gratitude this Thanksgiving...
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Feasting on Thanksgiving

Jon Bloom
Feasting on Thanksgiving
In a week, most of us in the United States will gather as family and friends around a table and share in the lavish feast we call Thanksgiving...
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Beware the Mirror

Jon Bloom
Beware the Mirror
All of us sinners are Narcissistic to some degree. But the enchanting power that mirrors have over most of us is different from Narcissus. When we look into a mirror most of us are not captivated by our beauty, we are condemned by our defects.
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Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”

Jon Bloom
Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”
We all must come to terms with the way we are. The first is to cultivate contentment with who God designed us to be. The second is to lay aside the burdensome weight of the fatalistic resignation that we’ll never be any different than what we are.
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Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Jon Bloom
Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy
There’s nothing wrong with a little aesthetic, nostalgic Christmas romance. God made us sentimental beings to increase our enjoyment of and gratitude for his many past graces...
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God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything

Jon Bloom
God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything
God tells us enough to sustain us if we trust him, but often that does not feel like enough. We really think we would like to know more...
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Food for Thought

Jon Bloom
Food for Thought
Here are a few November book recommendations (or maybe some Christmas gift ideas) to feed your brain. None are new, but all are important and nourishing.
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The Light Shines on All Hallows’ Eve

Jon Bloom
The Light Shines on All Hallows’ Eve
All Hallows’ Eve, which later also became Reformation Day, is a moment to celebrate and point to the Light that shines in the darkness of the world (John 1:4).
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What Is It About C.S. Lewis?

Jon Bloom
What Is It About C.S. Lewis?
What is it about C.S. Lewis that makes such a huge impact on so many of us? It’s not merely his brilliance or his ability to craft such lucid, poetic prose. There are many brilliant, wonderful writers. . . .
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Be Generous with Your Master’s Money

Jon Bloom
Be Generous with Your Master’s Money
Jesus once told his disciples an odd parable where he used a dishonest manager as an example of how we should be shrewd with our money. What did he mean?
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Be Ready to Answer Your Kids’ Questions About the Bible

Jon Bloom
Be Ready to Answer Your Kids’ Questions About the Bible
Kids are thinkers. They ask good and sometimes hard questions. Here are a few tips that might help you talk with your kids about the Bible . . .
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When God Feels Cruel

Jon Bloom
When God Feels Cruel
Doesn’t reading that anguished prayer of a godly man make you thankful? I love how honest the Bible is. The Bible just says it like it is, and sometimes just what it feels like.
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Wonder Why You’re Here

Jon Bloom
Wonder Why You’re Here
You are tempted to fill in a blank at the end of that sentence. You are ___. Most of what you might place in that blank are not worthy to be compared to the revealed glory that you are.
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Where Satan Will Attack You Today

Jon Bloom
Where Satan Will Attack You Today
You wonder why it’s so hard to find some peace of mind? Well, peace is hard to come by when you live in a warzone. And like it or not you are in a war.
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Pray for the Strength That God Supplies

Jon Bloom
Pray for the Strength That God Supplies
We weak people frequently need to pray for strength. It’s a necessary prayer, and it’s a God-honoring prayer because it recognizes the true source of our strength.
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Where Do Others Fit in Your Schedule?

Jon Bloom
Where Do Others Fit in Your Schedule?
“All of life is a medium for relationship,” says Matt Reagan. In some cultures in the world, this statement would seem so patently obvious that folks would look at you funny if you said it.
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Lay Aside the Weight of Irritability

Jon Bloom
Lay Aside the Weight of Irritability
Our irritability never has its roots in the soils of righteousness. It springs out of the soil of selfishness and springs up fast, like the sin-weed that it is.
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Why Your Happiness Is So Important to God

Jon Bloom
Why Your Happiness Is So Important to God
If you want to try your hand at stoicism, forget the Bible. It has little for you. Scripture does not support the idea that our motives are more pure the less we are pursuing our own interested happiness.
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New Every Morning, New Every Moment

Jon Bloom
New Every Morning, New Every Moment
Every single moment is new. Every moment is a completely unique creation by God the Father through God the Son who is upholding the universe at that moment by the word of his power. Never is a moment neglected. Never is a moment repeated.
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The Antidepressant of Wonder

Jon Bloom
The Antidepressant of Wonder
Living in this world tends to make us feel thin. We feel, with Bilbo Baggins, “like butter scraped over too much bread.” Another beheading, another disease epidemic, another leader’s adultery exposed, another day struggling within and without against unrelenting evil.
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Some Books to Feed Your Brain

Jon Bloom
Some Books to Feed Your Brain
If you’re like me, book recommendations are always welcome. So here are a few books that have been food for my brain (and heart) this year. . .
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Lay Aside the Weight of Self-Indulgence

Jon Bloom
Lay Aside the Weight of Self-Indulgence
Self-indulgence is spiritually dangerous to us because it’s a form of idolatry. It’s something we turn to instead of God for happiness.
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What’s the Point of All this Futility?

Jon Bloom
What’s the Point of All this Futility?
Are you tired of fighting futility? Evil and disorder relentlessly throw wrenches into the gears of your life. What’s the point? For God, the point is hope. Which is very strange.
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“Invictus” Redeemed

Jon Bloom
“Invictus” Redeemed
The poem has inspired millions, but its message is sick at its core. Who is the master of your fate? Who is the captain of our soul?
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Make Your Mouth a Fountain of Life

Jon Bloom
Make Your Mouth a Fountain of Life
The Bible tells us “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). That means a lot is at stake in what we say today. And in literate societies like ours, tongues include hands that write, type, paint, or sign.
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