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.
Treading the Path Toward Death
A beautiful piece of writing from Chris Thomas: “Glimpses of glory and hints of heaven seep out into the world around me; moments I’ve learned to see and savour. The shroud ahead, shadowed in evening’s deepening hues, is not an ending to my path but another doorway into a journey ever deeper, ever higher.”
Are You an Emotionally Healthy Leader?
This one has a great set of questions you can use to evaluate yourself as a leader. I’m taking next week off work and hope to make time to work through these.
Where do you park your car at church?
It’s easy to fall into the habit of becoming self-centred at church, since we’re so comfortable there. Mark Bolas gives some practical suggestions for how we can be actively serving others.
Sin Can Grow
I constantly need this reminder about my sin: “By letting it live, we’ve lost control, all because we thought it wasn’t harmful.”
Melissa Kruger on Teaching the Bible (By Faith)
I always love hearing women sit down and chat about teaching the Bible!
Writing on Womanhood, Leftovers, and More with Abigail Dodds (Home Row)
I want to put this podcast in the roundup every single month because I love it so much. This episode has put Abigail’s book near the top of my to-read list.
Glenna Marshall: Writing with a young family (Pastor Writer)
Glenna is one of my favourite bloggers, so I was thrilled to hear her talk about all things writing.
My husband has three rules of engagement when we go to church.
1. An alone person in our gathering is an emergency
2. Friends can wait
3. Introduce a newcomer to someone else
Let’s all be missionaries at church today!
— Rebecca McLaughlin (@RebeccMcLaugh) May 5, 2019
Two things to pray for every Sunday as you head to church:
1. That you be encouraged in at least one significant way from the time together.
2. That you significantly encourage at least one other believer through your interaction with them.
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) April 28, 2019
Resist the lie that your sole worth is in being useful. The best and most fascinating parts of you — the parts that can be dazzled by a Van Gogh painting or cry over a sonnet or comfort a hurting child — can never be measured in productivity or profits.
— the library haunter 🦉🎄❄ (@SketchesbyBoze) April 24, 2019
If the joy of the resurrection on Sunday doesn't change the way you think and live on Monday, then you don't really understand the resurrection. "He lives" is not just a song, it's the very heart of the Christian life.
— hershaelyork (@hershaelyork) April 22, 2019