The Rhythms of Grace
“As you look back over the past year and find yourself puzzling over why God did what He did, turn from what happened to the Who behind all that happened. This will strengthen you as you press into the new year before you. And when you hit confusing trials in the year ahead, and begin to doubt the goodness of God, pause and remember all you know about Him, for He is infinitely worthy of your trust.”

A Holiday Miracle
If you care for someone with mental illness, you want to read this deeply moving article.

A Simple 3-Step Bible Reading Plan for Children
“To develop a biblical worldview, we need to saturate our minds in Scripture. This requires repeatedly reading and engaging with the Bible throughout our lifetime. The earlier we begin reading the Bible the more time we have for God’s Word to seep into the marrow of our souls. That’s why helping a child to develop the habit of Bible reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give them.”

Is Saving the Earth More Important than Saving Souls? (The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity #10). – Canon Fodder
“We finally come to the tenth and last “commandment” of progressive Christianity and this one is a classic: “Life in This World is More Important than the Afterlife.”"

The Internet’s Gifts in 2018
“While probably idiosyncratic and not very comprehensive, this seemed like a good day to reflect on some of the blessings God’s brought my way through the internet. Though I love a good internet-bashing session, it remains an incredible tool by which a discerning Christian can gain many good things. In no certain order, here are things the internet gave in 2018 for which I remain grateful.”

The Tech-wise family: A conversation about parenting and family
And if you want help with managing that technology, Russell Moore interviews Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place which is on sale today for only $2.99 (Kindle version).

The Bible as an app: One man’s quest to have everyone engaging with Scripture
Another good-news tech story

“As of the day of our interview, 315 million unique devices had installed The Bible App. “And it is growing by about four million new devices every month.” Even more amazing is that most of the app’s growth is outside of North America. “We have a lot of growth happening—I mean triple-digit growth happening—in many, many regions of the world [like] India, Russia, Syria, Central Africa, Brazil,” Gruenewald pointed out. In fact, “it has been used in every single country and territory on earth.”"

And then there’s the bad and the ugly What Facebook Knows about You. You probably don’t want to know, but you should.

New Book

2 Samuel (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D Phillips. One of my favorite series of commentaries and one of my favorite commentators.

Kindle Books

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place $2.99.

Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches $2.99.

Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken $2.99.