Both love and truth are essential as we establish a right relationship with our neighbors in a way that consists with our ultimate commitment to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No matter how many times I fail at the same half-dozen resolutions, I’m making them again this year.
Because I am convinced that working toward Christ-likeness in these areas is, indeed, God’s plan for my life. Giving up is not.
I love to read. Last year, I set myself a goal of reading 50 books in a year. When the year was over, I had read 47 books. ARG! Missed it by three! And I hardly read at all in December, so there’s where I missed the mark. This year, I’m going to exceed 50 books, just you watch. I was surprised by which books struck me this year. Out of the nearly 50 I read, the ones I expected the least from were the ones I couldn’t put down — and they stayed with me for months later. I couldn’t get these stores out of my heart, I couldn’t stop thinking about the morals each author communicated. These were the books that changed me in unexpected ways. So, while I’m sure you have your own “must read” list of titles for this year and the interwebs are flooded with “these were the best of 2015” articles, I decided to share my own list of shocking-but-share-worthy titles. Maybe some of them would surprise you, too. Regardless, …
I think I should be awesome every day of the week, that I should always be beautiful and fragrant (in the right way) and patient and wise. Instead, I turn out messy and smelly (in the wrong way) and angry and foolish. But when it comes to mothering and homeschooling and family living in general, there seem to be four reasons to be stuck in amateur hour.
It is impossible to risk your life to make others glad in God if you are an unforgiving person. — John Piper