Good morning. Grace and peace to you.
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(Yesterday on the blog: When We Follow God’s Plan)
Samuel James makes lots of helpful points here as he considers the challenges of Christian catholicity in the age of the internet.
Do Christians actually suffer in present day America? John Piper answers the question here.
“On setting out on our first journey into a new country, we were filled with grand expectations of all the things we hoped to see and experience. Little did we know that God was actually leading us on the greatest adventure of all – a journey to glorify him.”
Also on the subject of home, here’s Kristin on finding home. “Earthly times and dwellings are part of God’s good design– a shadowy likeness of the true Christian’s forever home. God is near to us, such frail creatures of dust and rib, designed in his image and pining for home.”
Andy Farmer considers the importance of the physical space a counselor uses to counsel people.
“Uninvited fears press against the window. And slip in through the cracks. Seeping into the throng of thoughts populating our minds. Hitching themselves to ‘what if’s’ and ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s.’”
Did you know that the New Testament uses the word “heart” well over a hundred times, but never once to refer to the organ in your chest? It only ever uses it as a metaphor, as a word picture. So what can the heart do according to the Bible?
We don’t love our neighbors to convert them; we love our neighbors because we are converted. —Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon