Welcome to the 412th edition of the Christian Carnival! It wasn’t without drama, for some reason my domain host decided to go down today, so I am not quite as organised as I would like. But, here we are, ready to launch a New Year with some wonderful posts!

What better way to kick off than with an opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves? Rodney Olsen presents Cycling to Release Children from Poverty posted at Beyond Belief.

 

apologetics

Maryann Spikes presents “God and Evolution” reading log from Facebook :) posted at Ichthus77.

Zowada presents Why I Believe In God: Because I Don’t Always Agree With Him. posted at Zowada Blog, saying, “Should we always understand or instinctively agree with God?”

David  presents SuperMorality. posted at Revenge of Mr Dumpling

 

devotionals

Shannon Christman presents a post from Ridge Burns called Running Errands posted at InFaith

Rebecca T presents Fear of the Lord posted at The Upside Down World, saying, “I look at the meaning of the proverb that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom.”

Adam Birr presents Baptism posted at Adam Birr’s Blog.

Cindy Jeffrey presents Prayer for Courage and Love and to Cast Out Fear posted at Christian Prayers Daily, saying, “What’s the opposite of love? It’s fear, where we choose self over the other. In today’s prayer for courage and love, we seek to cast out fear.”

Russ White presents God’s Pure Grace « Thinking in Christ posted at Thinking in Christ.

Violet N. presents God’s will for you and me posted at Other Food: daily devos, saying, “As we begin a new year perhaps the greatest longing in the heart of every Jesus lover is to do God’s will. And yet that will often seems unclear. Is it His will that I study nursing or pharmacy. Marry Jeff or Doug? Buy a house or continue to rent? Move close to the kids, or stay in the community where my friends are?”

Shannon Christman  presents a post from Ridge Burns entitled 2012 Values posted at Ridge’s Blog

 

finance

Chelsea Prescotti presents How Children Can Impact Your Tax Situation | CreditScore.net posted at CreditScore.net, saying, “Children have tremendous tax implications for parents. Typically, the implications are favorable for the parent, as conditions associated with having children qualify the parents for certain exemptions and tax credits. This is a good thing, considering how expensive raising a child can be for parents. From diapers to diploma, children cost their parents far more than Uncle Sam provides in credits and exemptions. Without those tax breaks, some parents might have to consider asking their children for a refund on all those years of allowances, not to mention student loan payments, first cars, and that envious Senior trip to Europe.”

 

That concludes this edition. I hope that God uses these posts to speak to you and bring you closer to Him, and this year is a wonderful one for you and your ministries.

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