7 Ways to Deal with Doubt | TGC: Michael Patton
“I’ve found that there are primarily two types of doubters. The first are walking away from God and believe they’re finding freedom. The second feel they’re walking away from their faith and are deeply disturbed about it. The difference with the second is that they are always facing God, crying out with arms outstretched for him to help. Thankfully, in most cases, these doubters eventually return to the faith.”
How VBS Saved My Life | Prince on Preaching
Here’s an encouragement for everyone involved in VBS these days:
“I like to tell my VBS story because it serves as an important theological reminder: we don’t often get to see the fruit of our labors. As the apostle Paul reminds us, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gives the growth” (1 Cor. 3:6). Some of you are tempted to think that you’re wasting your time when you serve at things like VBS. “What good can this really be doing? These kids aren’t listening to a thing I say? That boy is as wild as a buck!” Well, that boy was me. I was the crazy kid that probably looked like I wasn’t getting a thing. But what I took away from the mundane investment of countless church workers ended up saving my life.”
The Truth About Living with an Invisible Illness | Her.meneutics
“The greatest joy in my life is by Christ’s resurrection my pain, invalidation, and grief are being redeemed. Despite a diagnosis that spans the rest of my life, the hope of the gospel is my pain matters to God and will end. My illness may be invisible, but I am not invisible to God.”
Browse Worthy: Prayer Helps | Gentle Reformation
“Here are a few links that may help you to pray with more strength, focus, and quantity.”
An FAQ on America as a “City on a Hill” | TGC: Justin Taylor
“At the end of the day, you really can believe that America is to be a city on a hill, shining its values as a beacon of light to a watching world. But just don’t say that’s what John Winthrop (or Jesus!) meant when they used that phrase.
Letters to a Young Pastor by Calvin Miller (Free)
The Revolt: A Novel in Wycliffe’s England by Douglas Bond (Kindle $5.99). Our boys have read Douglas Bond’s books over and over again.