Hello and welcome to another edition of “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of stories that have impacted me in the last few days. Today we have some great pieces by some dear friends, as well as a new singer/songwriter I just stumbled across. Read, listen, and enjoy!
It’s been nearly a month since my last real column. I took that break for a few reasons, chiefly among them to recharge and refocus myself after the torrent of the weeks before. And wouldn’t you know it, that when you ask God to help you slow down, He obliges? If I had known that asking the Lord to help me slow my pace that He was going to permit me to tear my ACL, I probably wouldn’t have asked it that way.
I wake up at 5 AM, 7 days a week. This is done with the good intentions to do either some reading or writing during the quiet waking hours of the day.
Words from a hymn by Augustus Toplady.
Another week, another roundup of links that I’ve enjoyed reading, watching, and sharing. Enjoy!
It’s fascinating to read the stories of medical marvels and miraculous incidences of “coincidental” healings that baffle physicians, leaving logic in the dust. Perusing historical reports reveals case after case of uncanny recoveries that go against science and common reasoning. You might even say, they’re supernatural.
Commentary upon Psalm 119:25-32.
The good thing about beginnings is that they offer so much hope. There’s no past. No remorse for those you’ve hurt. No regrets for what’s been done. No shame for poor decisions and errant judgment. Starting at the beginning promises a clean slate, an empty page upon which to have your story written. So, too, do New Year’s offer glimpses of hope.
Throughout all of Romans 8, we’re given an expansive view of the gospel. From beginning to end, from verse 1 to 39, it’s all of grace — incandescent grace that fuels our “No Condemnation” and inexhaustible grace, still, that fuels our “No Separation.”
The Bible is riddled with imagery. Throughout its pages we find grand metaphors and figures-of-speech, and other literary devices, that are designed for you, the reader, to imagine and visualize the intent of the Author.