Thursday, October 3, 2013

online meanderings

A meditation on psalm 84, and some reflections on why a Christian might decide not to date a non-Christian. Challenging, haunting, beautiful.

The corruption of adventure - "Through the crowd of those running the other way comes the simple call from the Bible: 'Stand.'"

Are you a part-time church goer? - You might be surprised...

Can't or won't? - When you feel like you just can't change. Tim Keller at his best.

Finding happiness in menial jobs and 5 encouragements for everyday work - Two great posts for workers.

A biblical approach to beauty? - Avoid "being distractingly unattractive" or pursuing "self-focused attractiveness that distracts." Intriguing.

Fed up with life and ready to write - Great advice about private and public writing.
God’s great love and purposes for us are all worked out in messes in our kitchens and backyards, in storms and sins, blue skies, the daily work and dreams of our common lives. God works with us as we are and not as we should be or think we should be. God deals with us where we are and not where we would like to be. Andrew Peterson

Sometimes faith isn’t radical; sometimes it’s just holding on. Sometimes life is just too hard and stuff is too broken. It’s all I can manage just to keep my world from flying to bits, let alone change anyone else’s. Reality is simply clinging to what I know of God, His Son, and His faithfulness, and just not letting go. Sometimes all the radical I can manage is that death grip on faith as I’m tossed to and fro. No, it’s not society-reforming, world-altering, life-changing mission. It’s just how I make it; without it I wouldn’t have a life at all. Barnabus Piper

Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library. Austin Kleon

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