Letting Go of What’s Not Coming Back by Beth Moore:
God will not leave us comfortless. He will not leave us alone. He will not leave us fruitless. He will either resurrect the dead or grow something brand new.
I say this to you with a tender heart and deep compassion and empathy. If it is gone, let it go. If it is possible to move the deadness from your sight where it has become a monument to your sadness, pile it up and carry it off.
And know with all your heart and all your faith that something new is coming. Hope preferred for your hope deferred. Give it space. Sunshine. Water. Inspect it with great expectation. And you will surely – as surely as God is faithful and Jesus is the fleshing out of life itself – live to see new trees sprout out of that soil. Something you couldn’t have expected. Something Old Moses could never have given you.
Front Row Seats by Amanda Williams on She Reads Truth:
This is what it means to be witnesses of Jesus: to share with others what we’ve seen Him do.
You and I have been given that same message of repentance and forgiveness to proclaim, that same Hope and that same Help. The charge is for us, too. We may not have all our questions answered or mysteries revealed. We may even be a little freaked out by all we’ve seen and heard. But we sit at the table with the One who knows how all the pieces fit.
Kids Aren’t the Priority. Marriage Is. by Ann Swindell
Small Screens, Big World by Andy Crouch on forty days without email or a smartphone:
The real gift of my absence from screens was that nothing was paying attention to me. Of course my wife and children and friends did, graciously, continue to attend to me (along with gracious hosts in the countries I visited over the past few weeks). But not in the relentless, addictive way that devices do. And in the absence of that constant digital flattery, feeling much smaller and less significant, I was more free to pay attention to the world I am called to love.
4 Root Idols that Corrupt Leaders by Eric Geiger
The idolatry of leaders impact more than just the leaders, as teams and entire organizations are affected. The idolatry in a pastor’s heart impacts more than the pastor, as the church and community are affected by a waning passion for the Lord.