Concierge 2016

The Top Ten Articles for the Year

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As we end the year which is 2016, we take a look back to some of the articles on this blog. These ten articles are the top ten written this year. It is worth noting that some articles from previous years continue to be found by quite a few readers.

When Deep Grief Trumps a Sinful Celebration

How to Respond When a Former Brother Trumpets His Sin

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This morning I experienced a deep grief as I scrolled through my Facebook timeline. A married man who I treated as a brother in Christ posted a note celebrating the one year anniversary of connecting with a woman not his wife. Instead of celebrating he should be grieving, too.

The Missing Ingredient in Many Americans Thanksgiving

To Whom Are You Thankful?

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Cooks in kitchens all across America will find themselves gathering all of the ingredients necessary for their favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes. Many will rely upon the traditional recipes handed down for generations. The biggest challenge is not to forget a key ingredient for that favorite dish. A missing ingredient determines whether diners consume the dish or you place it in the leftover container.

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.