Hilliary Cheatham – Dear Daughters
My wellness depended on me learning I couldn’t fix everything and everybody.
Not the You You Remember – The Gospel Coalition
If you are walking with God, signs of age are signs of his faithfulness, of every day that he has kept you in the faith. Although you may be acutely aware of sins that you still battle, you are not the same person you were when you were 18 or 25. The Bible tells us that those who have turned to the Lord are being transformed into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18). Would you really want to trade the “you you remember” for the person who is looking more like Jesus every day?
Holly Christine Hayes – Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
Thoughts On The Rise And Fall Of Pastors – Scott Sauls
If you are a congregant, please don’t stop holding us pastors to a high standard. Don’t let us off the hook from the high calling to lead with things like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. But as you do, please also leave some grace in your heart for us for those times when we will certainly need that from you. Because you see, all of us, including pastors, are incomplete works in process. We, like other Christians, are on a journey toward perfection. But we haven’t reached it yet.
Stop Photobombing Jesus – Garrett Kell
Can you be content with Jesus being glorified, even if it means no one will ever know your name? Are you happy to be among the “others” in Hebrews 11 and not among the heroes of the faith? Jesus came to save glory thieves from themselves. Indeed, he gave up his own glory and then died for all the times we steal God’s glory. He alone is worthy of praise.
Character and Influence – The Village Church
When your mind rushes to fill in the “blanks” in God’s word with cultural stereotypes, remember that His truth is sufficient.