The fact that Tolkien has an enormous secular fan base illustrates that great stories alone can’t instruct us in the gospel. Stories can enliven the imagination and fan the sparks of a child’s understanding into flame — but we need to light those sparks first. Great stories will point to the gospel only if our kids first know God’s word.
Tsh Oxenreider – 10 Things I’d Tell My High School-Graduating Self
God has given you your desires. We silly humans far too often turn those desires into mud-pies. You are sons and daughters of God. He offers you a holiday at the sea. Don’t settle.
Sandra McCracken – Steadfast
10 Ways to Simplify Life – Minimal Mom
James Bryan Smith – The Next Right Thing
I think your soul moves at a certain pace and modern life today is just way too fast for our soul. When I can get back to soul speed, which holy leisure helps me with that, then I’m able to be more present with people. I find I’m a better listener. I find I can pause more and let God be involved in my day. It has wide ranging impact.
What are you listening to or reading lately?