Before I get to another installment of my bimonthly roundup of recent noteworthy reads on the Web, I wanted to mention Write31Days. The idea is to choose a topic that you can blog about for the 31 days of October. I’ve participated the last few years with 31 Days of Missionary Stories, 31 Days of Inspirational Biographies, and 31 Days With Elisabeth Elliot. I’m still undecided about this year – and October 1 is only a week away! It is a lot of work, and I’m a little afraid of over-burdening readers with so many posts. But I enjoyed and benefited from it before and received positive feedback. So I am still praying about it. One topic foremost in my mind was one I was actually thinking about compiling into a book, and I thought doing it for Write31Days might be a good precursor for that. Then I thought – why would anyone buy a book if the info. is here already. 🙂 So I am still thinking and praying. At any rate, I wanted to let you all know about it in case you might want to participate as well. This year’s Write31Days page gives you the guidelines, a list of categories, links back to previous topics, etc.
On to this week’s links:
Is the Bible Foundation to Christianity? (Short answer: Yes! But here are good reasons why.)
Understanding your Bible—The Big Picture View.
What God Does With Your Sin.
Find a Friend to Wound You.
The Beginner’s Guide to Conflict Resolution.
A Secret to Parenting that No One Tells You: The Strength is in the Struggle.
5 Practical Guidelines for Reading the Old Testament Laws. This is probably the hardest section of the Bible to read – maybe after the genealogies – but these help put them in perspective.
Some Things That Have Helped Me in My Struggle With Anxiety.
Feed My Sheep. I wish I had thought more like this when my mother-in-law was in assisted living and a nursing home.
Christians, Cribs, and Co-Sleeping. I’m linking to this not for the discussion about where babies should sleep, but for how she applies truths here to others areas of parenting and faith and practice. There are fundamentals and then there are secondary issues, and on the latter we need to give each other grace to be different.
Beautiful Books and A Beautiful Book List.
And a couple of videos to give you a smile: an adorable three year old and her dad singing “At Last I See the Light” from Tangled.