Welcome to another edition of “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of news, stories, and other randomness that’s impacted me in the last week. I hope you find these as encouraging and enlightening as I did. Enjoy!
As with most stories, we are continually pursuant of the happy ending. We long for idealized conclusions to our favorite tales and wish there’d be a similar euphoric ending in our own life. This is why the standard fairy tale coda remains “happily ever after.” We want that. We want all the wrongs to be made right. We crave for the day when our fractured lives will be remade.
Welcome to “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of news, stories, and links that have impacted me throughout the past week. Enjoy!
I wrote this post as I walked in circles and pushed a stroller in front of Ulta. I know that’s, perhaps, the strangest introductory sentence I’ve ever written, but it’s actually quite appropriate considering all that’s transpired over the last few weeks. Natalie had made an appointment to get her hair colored, so I took control of Lydia to make sure she didn’t exercise her lungs too much.
Another week has come and gone, but another round of “Links I Like” starts right now. Lots of stuff to get to this week, so let’s get started!
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted facets of ministry is the “call of God.” Some make too much and others too little of the reality that God calls specific people at specific times to speak specific things to a specific group of people.
I usually chuckle when preachers begin their sermons with the sentiment that their selected text is their “favorite” in the whole Bible. I chuckle because not only do I do the same thing but I also know that this is usually just a quick way to introduce the text without really introducing it. But I have to say that when it comes to the Book of Romans, it really is my favorite.
Welcome to another collection of links that have impacted me this past week. Hope you find them enlightening and encouraging.
A song by Hillsong Worship.
Among the things that perturb me about modern Christianity is our residual clinging to a sort of “Christian-karma.” You’ve probably read this frustration from me before, but with some recent events in my own life, I feel as though Christians still just don’t get it. We want so much for our deeds and actions to matter that we’ve actually trivialized grace instead of personalized it.