I’ve discovered some great reads around the Web recently. Here are the latest:
Treat Yourself to the Voice of God. “We’re prone to take one of the single greatest gifts available to us and treat it as a life-sucking obligation rather than a life-giving opportunity.”
After my post about Principles For Interpreting the Bible, I was pleased to see “Contending For Old School Hermeneutics” said some of the same things but also said some things I didn’t.
The Whole Sentence Matters. An illustration of the above, how one “popular” verse changes meaning a bit when read with the verse above it.
Kindness Changes Everything, and it’s different from just being “nice.”
Waiting to Die, HT to Challies. Working through the dark thoughts and emotions that come with a terminal diagnosis.
On Empty Nests, Christian Mommy Guilt, and Misplaced Identity by Jen Wilkin. “It’s as if our love is a cosmic batch of heart-shaped cookies we must divvy up. Give anyone more cookies than Jesus and your identity is misplaced. But shouldn’t there be a way to give Jesus all the cookies without depriving our families as well?”
A Prayer For Kindred Spirits. “The nurturing of just one kindred spirit can be enough to keep the voices at bay. It’s as if this secret I’ve been carrying around, afraid to share, has been loosed into the world, and it’s okay. There’s nothing like the deep, soul hug which takes place when realizing you’re amongst those who know the kind of person you really are. And it’s okay.”
3 Reasons Your Small Group Is Not the Church.
4 Practical Guidelines For Reading Old Testament Stories.
Do’s and Don’ts For Visiting Someone With Alzheimer’s.
9 Things You Should Know About Mother Teresa.
[Food and the Bible] When Eating Is Sinful.
Spelling Out Unconditional Love.
The High Calling of Bringing Order From Chaos. Sometimes I feel frustrated that this is such a constant battle, but this helps give it perspective.
Old Books, Disagreements, Loving People, HT to Worthwhile Books. Reasons to read books that contain things you disagree with.
Permission Not To Change a Thing. With all the nice photos on Pinterest and plethora of decorating and house-flipping shows, sometimes we feel a constant urge to do something to our homes. It’s certainly not wrong to redecorate or freshen things up or even do a grand remodeling. But it’s also ok not to.
With the 15th anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow, there are a lot of articles about it. I’ve only read a couple in depth so far: “We’re the only plane in the sky” about the president and those with him the first 8 or so hours (warning: a bit of bad language) and The Story Behind the Haunting 9/11 Photo of a Man Falling From the Twin Towers.
That’s it for today – hope you have a good Saturday.
Lots of good stuff here today, Barbara! This will keep me busy for awhile. Have a great weekend.
I always appreciate and learn some new stuff from your Laudable Linkage post. Thanks for sharing and all the time it must take you to assemble. Our church’s ladies group had a one day retreat Tuesday. Great day. Women need women! One of our ladies brought the main devotion. She used one of your blog posts on building godly character. Thought you would like to know your time and effort with this blog continues bringing glory to our Lord and building up the church. Give my love to Colleen please.
Thanks so much, Mary! I’m honored and blessed to hear how God has been using these posts! Colleen has been doing about the same – she’s been in kind of a holding pattern for a year or so. Sleeping about 20 hours a day, talking very little. But she seems content.
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