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Do Hard Things in Other Cultures

Published on October 3rd, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

We first read the book The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman back in 2005. In it he contrasts studious, hard-working young people in countries like China and India with complacent American teens. It was one [&hellip... Read More



The Happy Confession of Having No Merit

Published on August 17th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

It was certainly no accident that we stumbled across this blog post from John Piper the morning our show aired on Focus on the Family. What a wonderful reminder that every good thing is a gift [&hellip... Read More



35 Reasons Not to Sin

Published on August 8th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

We stumbled across this list on a friend’s blog and thought it was so helpful we wanted to share it with you. Read it carefully. Print it out if you can, and meditate on it frequently. [&hellip... Read More



Do You See Growth?

Published on July 30th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

We first read “Holiness” by J.C. Ryle when we were fifteen. Our older brother, Joshua, gave us both a copy as a gift and the three of us read through it together. Revisiting it five years [&hellip... Read More



Finding Joy in Hard Things

Published on July 20th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Do Hard Things Guest Post by Natalie Wickham The wind whipped past me as we cruised up and down the country roads nestled between the beautiful [&hellip... Read More



The Invincible Determination of Wilberforce and Buxton

Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

Alex and I have long admired William Wilberforce for his tireless dedication in pursuing his holy ambition. One year after coming to Christ, Wilberforce wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has placed before me two great [&hellip... Read More



The Lord Gave Victory to David

Published on July 9th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

Early this summer I was challenged and encouraged by the book, “David: Man of Prayer, Man of War” written by Walter Chantry. I stumbled back across the following excerpt (one of many) while reading through my [&hellip... Read More



It Seems God Must Have Died

Published on July 3rd, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

After reading my last post, my mother ran to grab “Deserted by God” by Sinclair Ferguson and read the following excerpt to me (pp. 14-17). I love his emphasis on all of us needing “long-term help”—not [&hellip... Read More



Are You Easily Edified?

Published on June 30th, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find myself suffering from a sense of over-familiarity with God and the gospel. Reading my Bible doesn’t excite me. Listening to sermons becomes routine. Even worship feels common [&hellip... Read More



The Preciousness of Time

Published on June 22nd, 2009 | by Alex and Brett Harris

Our last post focused on the distinction between busyness and fruitfulness — drawing on the writings of C.J. Mahaney. Today we’d like to expand on the topic of time-management — this time drawing on the writings [&hellip... Read More

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