It has been a while since I’ve shared interesting reads I’ve come across online. Here are some from the last few weeks:
I’m Grateful That Lady Forced a Bible On Me, HT to Challies. “We have this idea that doing something significant for God requires huge planning, red letters in the sky, a parting of the sea, signs and wonders. But the truth is, He’s working through us in ways we could never arrange on our own.”
No Disappointment in Jesus? HT to Story Warren. “It’s in life, in the real world, down here where things do and do not pan out, that the just are supposed to live by faith. When we are honestly disappointed in the way the God we trusted has handled things, when what has happened was not at all what we wanted—then statements like “Not my will but thine be done” have powerful meaning. What a sinewy kind of trust old John the Baptist had as he lay in chains—captive, doomed, lonely, blessed, and not offended.”
I Don’t Know What to Say. What’s helpful and not helpful when someone is grieving.
Elisabeth Elliot’s Writings. Ann gives a good overview.
Where’ve You Been? Story behind a touching and beautiful song about a man’s grandparents, one with Alzheimer’s.
Father’s Days: A Cartoonist’s Journey Into First Time Fatherhood of a baby with a severe illness.
A boy’s stuffed tiger goes on a grand adventure at Tampa International Airport. Thought this was so cute and sweet!
Of course, yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling is on many minds and hearts. I’m still processing the news and don’t know whether I’ll say any more about it, but the best posts I’ve read so far are But What Does the Bible Say? by Kevin DeYoung and CBMW’s Official Response to the SCOTUS Ruling, and then Nancy Leigh DeMoss has a video response here.
Melanie shared this recently – a real-life illustration of the sheep knowing their shepherd’s voice:
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Ron Hamilton, aka “Patch the Pirate.” He’s fairly well known in the Southeast. I love this arrangement of his song. Ben Everson is a master at these mutli-harmony things: