Kari Jobe – Love So Holy
Bridgetown – Walking with God in a time of Chaos
Melanie Dale – Calm the He*k Down
This word from Sarah Wanders
To choose for quiet, true quiet, the sort that grows up so deeply within me that it becomes an atmosphere of heart and mind from which I live, requires an almost radical push against so many of the things I’ve assumed were important.
Emily P. Freeman – Change Your Mind
Scott Sauls – We Have A New President
Biblically, Christians have a civic duty to honor their national, state and local officials. As long we aren’t being coerced to sin against God, following Jesus includes submitting to and praying for all of our public authorities — including and especially the ones we don’t like. When this happens, the citizens of God’s kingdom can stand out as the most refreshing citizens of earthly kingdoms, no matter who is in charge. This was true in biblical times, and it can be true now.
Jan Johnson – Invitation to the Jesus Life
The crucial issue is not to agonize over failures but to turn to Christ in faith in the midst of them. When we allow ourselves to enter into encounters with Jesus this way, we begin to take Jesus’ confidence in us seriously-much more seriously than we take our own fragile attempts to be good. Our faith becomes about Jesus, not about us.
She Reads Truth – De-Resolutions & Daily Life with Jesus
John Piper – Faith that Satisfies and Saves
Believing is receiving constantly, and coming constantly. Christ is ever giving himself as drink and food for our souls. We are ever putting our lips to the cup, and our tongue to the bread. Life in Christ is like a branch in a vine, not like a full cup sitting on a table beside a full pitcher.