A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.
Gentle and Lowly – Dane Ortlund
If you are in Christ—and only a soul in Christ would be troubled at offending him—your waywardness does not threaten your place in the love of God any more than history itself can be undone. The hardest part has been accomplished. God has already executed everything needed to secure your eternal happiness, and he did that while you were an orphan. Nothing can now un-child you. Not even you. Those in Christ are eternally imprisoned within the tender heart of God. We will be less sinful in the next life than we are now, but we will not be any more secure in the next life than we are now. If you are united to Christ, you are as good as in heaven already.
Discipline to Delight – Ben Stuart
The goal of spiritual disciplines is intimacy. “Light for the mind is heat for the heart.”
The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns shows how hope can get people through the most intense situations, but action is required to make them something more than a dream. These actions will likely involve sacrifices – but they may not be in vain. Individual hopes can collectively change history. (The Guardian)
I’m Still Here – Austin Channing Brown
Our only change at dismantling racial injustice is being more curious about its origins than we are worried about our comfort. It’s not a comfortable conversation for any of us. It is risky and messy. It is haunting work to recall the sins of our past. But is this not the work we have been called to anyway? Is this not the work of the Holy Spirit to illuminate truth and inspire transformation? It’s haunting. But it’s also holy.
Racing Race-Conscious Children – A Cup of Joe
The Flesh and the Devil – Timothy Keller