The Ayres Family Buried Eight Children - “Recently, we walked through the oldest cemetery in New Albany, Indiana, where the founders and many of our town’s first settlers are buried. We happened upon the family plot of a father, mother, and their eight children. These parents buried all of their sons and daughters before their oldest was even 20 years old. Contemplate this family’s story of hope-filled suffering.”
Feeling Shame Is Not Repentance - “Shame has its place, but feeling shame over sin is not the same thing as repentance from sin. Shame can come from wounded pride as much as it can come from our love for God. And when we allow the shame of one sin to lead us into more sin, the tempter can focus on small sins and still yield big results.”
The Best Way to Improve Your Preaching - Mike Leake has a good word on the best way to improve your preaching.
A Year of Biblical Womanhood - The forthcoming Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has a review of Rachel Held Evans’ book A Year of Biblical Womanhood. You can read the review now at CBMW.
Obstacles to Personal Devotions - David Murray lists eighteen obstacles to personal devotions in the digital age.
Ministry for Stay-at-Home Moms - At Practical Shepherding, Brian Croft tells how stay-at-home moms can have an especially effective ministry in a certain area of church life.
Touching His human nature, Jesus is no longer present with us. Touching his Divine nature, He is never absent from us. —R.C. Sproul