Here are a few of the good reads discovered lately:
The Greatest Work You Can Do, aimed at college students but good for all of us.
Fictitious Forgiveness: Why We Cannot Forgive Ourselves, HT to Challies. “Feeling bad about ourselves over undealt with offenses is God’s objective expression of love, not a feeling to be drowned out by self-actualization and self-pampering.”
Implications or Applications: Biblical Narratives, HT to Proclaim and Defend. Written for preachers but good advice for reading and knowing how to apply Biblical narratives.
Altar of the Feels.
Act Your Age. This is aimed at young men needing to “grow up,” but has some good thoughts for all of us.
Go to Bed for the Glory of God.
6 Surprises Every Premarital Counselor Should Cover, HT to True Woman
Dashing Little Ones Against the Rock HT to Challies. Thoughts on one of the most difficult passages of Scripture.
A few about parenting:
What Your Kids Need Is Your Authentic Christian Life.
Spurgeon’s Secret for Raising Godly Children, HT to Challies. I’d disagree with #8, but otherwise agree with the list.
Teaching Our Children About Work.
And finally, this from Pinterest made me smile.
Here are a few noteworthy reads discovered in the last week or so:
God of Judgment, God of Grace. Rebekah does a great job of showing that these are not aspects of God from two different testaments, but rather they are both all throughout the Bible, and in the midst God’s judgment are some of the most marvelous displays of His grace.
6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children. I don’t know that I agree with every little thing here, especially the last point (though I agree with what is said underneath it), but it is thought-provoking and a reminder that while we love, nurture, and build up our children, we do need to prepare them realistically for the real world.
Why You Can’t Push Your Kids Into the Kingdom.
The Value of a Life. Should we laugh when our country’s enemies are killed?
A look at the 23 UI changes in iOS 9 that you might have missed. I am sure with each upgrade to a new iOS system for the iPhone or iPad, there is much that it will do that I never know about, so a quick look at an article like this is helpful.
What Is Periscope, and How Do I Use It? I had vaguely heard of this and knew it involved watching people’s videos of what they were doing, but that’s about it. This article explains it all clearly and simply.
Here’s How to Clean Up Your G-mail Inbox, You Hoarder.
And this is adorable: