Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of newer and older books.
(Yesterday on the blog: I Fear God, and I’m Afraid of God)
“I sometimes wish that my spiritual disciplines pestered me the way that Toby [the dog] does. Those wonderful disciplines like Bible reading, journaling, prayer, and solitude are beneficial, powerful, and essential for the Christian life. However, if I ignore my Bible, it doesn’t lay itself in my lap. If I neglect my prayers, they do not jump up and down to get my attention. If I stash my journal in the bedside table, it doesn’t whine until I let it out.”
Just like the title says, this is a simple strategy for meditating on God’s Word.
What is new and annoying to us is quite familiar to many people around the world. “Experts will probably be asking it for years: Why are some developing countries seemingly less impacted from COVID-19 than more developed countries? Is it because they just are testing less? Have a younger population, get more sunlight, have more built up immunity? I’m certain some of those factors are true, but I also wonder if a central reason is because the effects of this pandemic haven’t changed much about regular life for the poor in developing countries. What feels shocking and abnormal to us is simply the way they have always lived. “
“Pro-abortion rhetoric is familiar, but in recent years, the movement has taken an ominous turn.” It sure has…
Randy Alcorn provides an important reminder that prisoners have been affected by the pandemic in unique and uniquely difficult ways.
“While I have spent many hours as a Jeopardy! fan, after his death I wondered what Alex Trebek believed. Was this man who loved knowledge a Christian? What I have seen in print, if accurate, doesn’t give evidence he had an understanding of the truth found in the Bible about God, man, salvation, and eternity.”
Samuel James: “Slow reading isn’t fun in December, when your small pile of books looks even smaller compared to others. But there are some benefits to slow reading I’ve discovered.”
Until those accusations come from multiple witnesses, we must refuse to hear them and move boldly to affirm these men in their positions.
Remember, it is not hasty reading, but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.—Thomas Brooks