Davy Flowers – That Sounds Fun
Don’t Go to Church Carelessly – Crossway
“I’ve grown to believe that Lent isn’t meant to be another project or one more thing to add to a to-do list. In fact, there have been times where I was eager to have a sense of control in a season of loss, and I was hungry for giving up something. In that time, the Lord invited me instead to experience his rest and his abundance. I’ll admit it was hard to receive.“
Dare to Be a Beginner – K.J. Ramsey
So I’m giving you the permission slip I had to write for myself: Dare to be a beginner.
Dare to let the old shielded self and their shoulds fall away into a story where your whole, vulnerable self is safe to be seen.
Dare to allow prayer to shift from performance to presence.
Dare to open to the God who is already delighted to be with you.
The prefix of begin is the same as beloved. As Saint Benedict of Nursia said, “Always, we begin again,” for we are ever opening to receive the reality of how beloved we already are.
Signpost Parenting: Ann Voskamp – Don’t Mom Alone Podcast
Live Against the Drift – DesiringGod.org
“We might drift any number of ways to any number of places. The warning is that if we’re not currently swimming closer to Jesus, we cannot stay where we are. Paddling in place is not an option. And the tide will choose where we go — if we let it. The human soul is designed to wax or wane, to drive or drift. So do you know, in the moments of greater preoccupation and weaker resolve, where your soul tends to drift?“