Melissa writes to herself and other women in this excellent article: “What if, instead of obsessing over our place in the church, we simply set out to humble ourselves as much as possible? What if, dear sisters in our Lord Jesus, we opened clenched fists and opened our arms to those who need us, ministering in the beautiful, glorious ways that God has gifted us to minister?”
This is a long and interesting look at what happens after a grizzly bear attacks a human in Yellowstone National Park.
Adam McClendon writes about the difference between believing only in God’s sovereignty and believing in both his sovereignty and his goodness. It’s all the difference in the world.
This day in 1886: Joseph M. Scriven, author of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” died by drowning. Because of his history of grief and depression, many of his friends suspect he took his own life. (I especially enjoy Alan Jackson’s rendition of the hymn.)
Why do some people get carsick while others don’t? This article goes looking for answers. “Some people seemingly start to feel sick the instant they sit down in the passenger seat. If you’re one of them, a winding road, a fast-accelerating driver, or being in the back seat is enough to make you utterly nauseated.”
It has been one year since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown. Writing for the Reformed African American Network, Jarvis Williams says ” it is good and right to ponder again the current state of race relations a year after the shooting and death of Brown.”
Justin Taylor quotes philosopher Peter Kreeft who argues that “either we do or do not know what a fetus is.” There really are not too many valid options.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.—Phillips Brooks