July Links

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.


Dear Memaw: A Letter I Wish My Great-Grandmother Could Read
“I guess I’m writing this letter more for me than for you. I guess I’m writing it because I needed to be reminded that God orchestrates even the tiniest details, like your old piano, to accomplish His perfect plan.”

Savoring Stillness
I’ve been thinking a lot about rest lately. Zach Barnhart’s article has helped fill out my perspective: “We all have busy lives. But we don’t have to settle for a busy heart.”

John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions
Jeff Medders lists the questions John Wesley would ask himself each day. It’s a remarkable list that anyone would benefit from pondering even occasionally.

Lessons we can learn from our prayer warriors
This article will encourage you to persevere in and prioritise prayer. What a gift we have from our Father to be able to approach him with our concerns!



Life and Books and Everything
I recently discovered this podcast and I’ve been working my way through all the episodes. It features three seasoned writers—Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor—talking about, well, life and books and everything.

Seven Ways to Be A Better Servant Leader for Your Church (Rainer on Leadership)
There are some insightful tips in this episode which help us see what it practically looks like to be a servant leader.

Tony Reinke on Writing, Spectacles, and BlogFathers (Home Row)
I link to a Home Row basically every month, it seems. But I’ll keep doing it because this podcast is great.



For the Church Institute
FTC is now offering free online courses! I haven’t watched them yet, but I expect they’ll be helpful for personal growth as well as discipleship and training. You can sign up to their newsletter to find out about new courses.