Some good reads from this week:
Bible Study From the Outside In. How to work from the big picture to the smaller details.
The Wisdom in Restraining Our Lips, HT to Challies. When I respond in the heat of the moment, I usually regret it. “There is wisdom in letting our words slowly bake and simmer in our hearts and minds before making them known.”
Intellectual Disabilities and the Church, HT to Challies. I like the step beyond inclusion to integration.
Watching What I Invest in Evaporate, HT to Challies. So much of what we do is fleeting, needing to be repeated the next day or week. But “What you do—the conversations you have, the games you play, the emails you write, the projects you work on, the loads of laundry you do—are the strands of life that when woven together build into something larger than the fleeting moments they represent.”
A Wild Harvest, HT to Challies. Neat story of fruition during persecution in China and a daughter’s return to her roots.
The Word You Can Use Once a Year (and No More)
Two Truths and a Lie about Family Devotions, HT to Story Warren. In a recent radio program with Elisabeth Elliot, she said that when we feed children physically, it’s a messy process at first. And, she said, it’s the same spiritually. It’s not going to be perfect, but it is still useful.
I’ve seen a few of these videos with Olive and Mabel. Pretty cute.