May the Lord bless and keep you as you enjoy him this weekend.
There’s quite a collection of Kindle deals today–for a Saturday, at least.
(Yesterday on the blog: It’s All Chocolate)
I’ve read many articles on a similar theme, but this one added an interesting element: the notion of “the good commission.”
Sophia Lee tells about an evangelistic opportunity and how it made her reconsider how astonishing and offensive the gospel is. I’m quite sure I’ve had pretty much that same conversation many times with many Uber drivers!
Greg Lucas: “I was sitting with my dad by his hospital bed watching him sleep, or at least he was trying to sleep. The Parkinson’s disease caused him to shake uncontrollably. Even after two implants in his brain to calm the tremors, he still had little use of his fine motor skills. It was difficult for me to look at him in this state, but still I watched, thinking about his life. Thinking about my life.”
Jennifer Greenberg considering honor toward a father who was downright evil. “In our family, I was taught to honor my father and mother, forgive others, and not gossip, but homes warped by abuse have their own language. ‘Forgive’ meant pretend you’re happy, even when you’re covered in bruises. ‘Honor your father’ meant obey him, even when you’re terrified he might kill you. And we were repeatedly warned not to ‘gossip,’ which meant telling anyone the truth.”
“On our first visit, this sweet church member wept when we prayed with her. Though her memories collide with the present and it’s challenging for her to stay rooted in the moment, the habits of faith that she has built her life upon still seem to anchor her with recognition of the Lord’s presence. Wherever her mind may travel, He is ever with her.”
Writing for Equip Indian Churches, Dion Steinhauer offers lessons on prayer from the life of Jesus.
“I think Christians need a ‘come to Jesus’ moment over their flippant use of the ‘H-word.’ No, I’m not referring to using the biblical term Hell as a cuss word (which is an issue). I’m talking about our casual use of the term heresy.”
…whether they carried the most holy or the most common items, their responsibility was to answer God’s call and to faithfully and joyfully carry out their task. We can learn from them.
He never intended this world for our rest, and therefore never appointed us to take our ease in it. This travail is given to us to make us weary of the world and desirous of the remaining rest.—Matthew Henry