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Destinations for the Pilgrimage

⇒ New Year’s Resolution: Read More Slowly

By Ben Mitchell

Slow reading, or deep reading, is an active discipline with the aim not of reading more, but getting more out of reading. That’s what I want back. I want to get more out of what I read. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah understood how important that is. He confessed to God, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).

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Thomas Watson

⇒ Our New Affection

by Sinclair Ferguson

Is your life characterized by contentment or discontentment? Ferguson’s article is about as good as it gets on this subject.

⇒ Dear Mom and Dad, If I Suffered, It Was Worth It

by Amy Medina

Amy grew up as a missionary kid in Africa. Her life was vastly different than had she grown as a typical American in the US. Did she suffer? In many ways. In this letter to her father, she lets him know that it was worth the suffering.

⇒ When New Is Old

by Charles Spurgeon

Rest, then, O fellow pilgrim, in this confidence, that the new road to you is an old road to God.

⇒ What a Tutor Can and Can’t Do

by Martin Luther

This excerpt from a sermon by the Reformer regards Paul’s teaching on the law found in Galatians 3. The law can only provide outward conformity along with disdain for the law. But the gospel of Jesus Christ sets us free to joyfully serve God.

⇒ The Centerpiece of God’s Saving Purpose in the Universe

by Steven Lawson

The centerpiece of God’s saving purpose in the universe—the revelation and magnification of His own glory. This is what is at the very center of God’s being—the passionate pursuit of displaying His own glory for His own glory.

⇒ C.S. Lewis on Why New Years Are Good Gifts

on The Wardrobe Door

Lewis writes in The Screwtape Letters of a demon complaining that God has made man so that they are most gratified when they have a balance between their love of change and their love of permanence. This is the rhythm of life in which men find contentment.

♦♦♦During my days of hotel management, hotel guests often asked for my recommendation for local points of interest. These points could be things to do, attractions to see or places to eat. Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online for those on the Christian journey.