Once or twice a month, I gather up links to some of my favourite reading and resources from the past fortnight. I’d love to know what you’ve been reading in the comments too.
10 Questions to Ask when Providing Pastoral Care by Phone or Video Chat
I definitely default to the “I’m just calling to see how you’re doing” plan, so this list of questions from Don Whitney is going to be really helpful.
Glenna Marshall has been sending letters during quarantine—but also enjoying the warmth and joy of receiving them in return. I wrote a few letters last week, and this has inspired me to keep writing more!
Set Your Minds on Things Above
Here are some specific reasons to look forward to the eternity that awaits us. Let these meditations lift your mind up to God today.
Why We Give in to Temptation
Mike Emlet from CCEF shows us how we can look to Jesus in times of temptation
Suffering, Healing, and the Hope of Eternity
Joni Eareckson Tada and Nancy Guthrie have both suffered greatly, so hearing these two women talk about their longing for eternity will encourage you (and perhaps bring you to tears). I recommend watching the video rather than just listening.
It’s going to be much harder to physically resist a sin that you’ve been mentally rehearsing.
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) April 10, 2020
Imagine if one man said he could suffer and die from COVID-19 in place of all the sufferers in the world releasing the planet from the fear of this terrible scourge? How liberating would that be? Wouldn't we just burst out of our doors laughing and crying with joy?
— Stephen McAlpine (@smcalpine6) April 10, 2020
Revelation 21-22 have been my literal soul food this week.
And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Rev 21:5
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." …let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Rev 22:17
Come, Lord Jesus
— Tim Counts (@timothycounts) April 17, 2020
You are not what you produce.
You are valuable because you are a human being.
— M.DivA (@sista_theology) April 3, 2020