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.
What Sins Are You Killing Today?
An excellent article on the why and how of killing our sin. Peter Adam helpfully points out the importance of having friends who are willing to call us out and keep us accountable.
How we can use our longings to point our children toward home
I don’t have children, but this article personally encouraged me to set my mind and heart upon eternity. I particularly loved Catherine’s story about her husband on holiday.
The Skill of Living in the Future
Some practical advice on living with wisdom: “The basic idea is to slow down and be thoughtful. Our hurried lifestyle works against this critical life skill.”
“Every conceivable strength, no matter what it seems to offer, will let you down.” Chris reflects on our only true hope in this life and beyond.
On Writing: Tips and Routines
I love reading about other people’s writing habits, goals, and tools.
Don’t Reduce Your Sheep to Their Usefulness (TGC podcast)
This conversation between a few church-planters is applicable for anyone in ministry. They talk about recognising the importance of all gifts (from 1 Corinthians 12) and staying focused on caring for the flock you have.
By God's grace, today: 1. Instead of resenting bad traffic, I want to pray for fellow drivers. 2. Instead of indulging asinine Tweets and banal sounds bites, I want to marinate in the gospel. 3. Instead of practicing discontent, I want to overflow with gratitude and encouragement
— Scotty Smith (@ScottyWardSmith) August 14, 2019
— Ivan Mesa (@IvanTable) August 10, 2019
Prayers before you attend worship tomorrow:
1. Pray for a decreased self.
2. Pray for a receptive heart.
3. Pray for a focused mind.
4. Pray for a worshipful spirit.
5. Pray for a service attitude.
6. Pray for a revived zeal.
7. Pray for a faithful response.
— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) August 18, 2019