Here’s a short but profitable list of reads discovered this week:
Can We Really Be Free From Fear? HT to nikkipolani. “The secret to our emancipation from enslavement to our excessive fears is a fear transfer. We need to stop fearing other things more than Jesus.” “For the Christian, every storm serves the Lord Jesus and demonstrates some aspect of his sovereign power.”
Domestic Abuse: A Victim’s Story. This is far more common than realized, in homes where you’d least expect it. If you need help or know someone who does, or suspect someone does, please read this.
Seven Lies We Tell Unmarried Women, HT to True Woman.
Speak Life: How to Deal When Your Children Fight.
Royalty-free images and copyright violations. This was from a Facebook post about a blogger who had gotten in trouble for using a photo she found on the Internet without permission. This article was linked and gives clear definitions about the different kinds of licenses, sources for free photos, etc.
5 Kid-friendly Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day, HT to The Story Warren.
Speaking of Memorial Day, Laura shared some great ways to celebrate as well and included this helpful graphic:
Here are some thought-provoking reads from the past couple of weeks – maybe you’ll find one or two of interest:
My Father Killed My Mother. “How am I supposed to keep the command to honor my father when all I really know of him is that he hurts people to the point of shattering the very next command about murder?”
A Pastor’s Response to the Death of a Childhood Abuser.
What Missionaries Aren’t Telling You (And What They Need From You)
When Your Heart Isn’t In It. “Do you really think that avoiding worship will be the means by which your heart will changed, prepared to engage in worship?”
How Much of My Sinful Past Should I Share With My Children?
The Duggars and the Evil Outside, HT to my friend Ann. You may be getting tired of all the posts about their situation, and I have been mainly staying out of it since I don’t watch the show and only know what I’ve heard, but I thought this made an important point: We can try to shield children from all the evil “out there,” but we still have a sin nature in our own hearts that we have to learn how to deal with. Then just this morning I saw an article on an interview with Jill and Jessa Duggars that “The media coverage has been 1,000 times worse than the incident.”
Korean Artist Beautifully Illustrates What Real Love Looks Like. These are sweet.
And, finally, I think I may have posted it before, but I saw it again recently and it still cracks me up: