Good Reads from Around the Blogosphere

Masking Anger as Justice over at Femina hit the nail on the head and was convicting and encouraging.

Sunday Morning Chaos made me chuckle. How true this is so often! I have found, like the author, that getting prepared the night before church helps keep the Sunday morning chaos down to a minimum. She has some sound advice. Though I can’t quite bring myself to agree about the pop tarts. ūüôā

Al Mohler has a well written article, The Chicken of the Sea: A Modern Tale of Fear, Failure, and Cowardice, speaking to the tragic accident of the cruise ship Costa Concordia.

I recently came across the blog Heavely Springs. So many good things to read.¬†I plan to read through her “Women of the Reformation” series very soon.

Can’t wait to try this delicious looking Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower!

Next time you sit down at the end of a long day let it be a reminder to you of  the gospel.

 

Jesus: The Joy Giver

So many christians today walk around with a “woe is me” attitude. Just looking at them you assume they are in pain or distress. Frankly, talking to them makes you depressed.

Certainly we all go through hard and trying times. Trusting in Christ doesn’t mean we will never face difficulty. It does mean that we have a¬†sovereign Saviour that we can trust to carry us through those hard times and to only do what is good and best in our life.

Do you have joy? Jesus Christ is the Joy giver, and if He is in you, then you should be showing forth that joy in your life. Are you showing that joy in your life today, Christian?

¬†John 15:11¬† “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”

Psalm 5:11 “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;¬†let them ever sing for joy,¬†and spread your protection over them,¬†that those who love your name may exult in you. “

Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life;¬†¬†in your presence there is fullness of joy;¬†at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…”

Thank you, Veterans!

Whatever My God Ordains

Whatever my God ordains is right,
Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, or need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken,
My Father’s care circles me there,
He holds me that I shall not fall,
And so to Him I leave it all.

~Samuel Rodigast

Trials as Precious Gifts

“Whatever trial we are experiencing, we can be sure that God is at work in us. We must not reject the trial or irritation, because it is God’s will for us at this point in our lives. When we recognize it as being from His hand (for our good and His glory), we can accept even our trials as precious gifts – wonderful opportunities to testify of His goodness.”

from “Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald

Good Reads for Mom’s

Here are a few good reads for mom’s from around the blogosphere. Some days being a mom can be grand, and some can it can be tiring and discouraging. I find it helps encourage me to read what other Christian mom’s have to say about this great calling we have of motherhood.

Motherhood is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank)

Preparing My Heart for Motherhood

4 Things I’ve learned about God Through My Baby Who Was Born Blind

The Long View

The Gospel for Busy Moms

Good Reads from Around the Blogosphere

There are varied opinions in our country about how we should react to the death of Osama Bin Laden. Justin Taylor writes a good article about the proper Christian response. You also might want to read Desiring God’s article “Is God Glad Osama Bin Laden is Dead?”

If you are a mom of little’s then you should read this good post on showing hospitality with small children at home.

The power of the Gospel doesn’t begin and¬†end¬†with salvation. It extends to all areas of life.¬† Read about that power transforming our reactions to life circumstances in “Despising the Shame“.

My husband mentioned at lunch that he could get into some brownies…..I think I might go up whip these yummy looking delights while the boys are at nap. All the reader comments rated the recipe with a 10!

Praying for God’s Grace

Friends of ours, Rick and Natalie, ¬†recently lost their sweet two day old baby girl. Please pray for them as they grieve this terrible loss, and also as they remain a testimony of God’s grace and goodness. Natalie has started a blog here to tell the story of their little Maddie Grace. Please read it, be touched by it, and remember them in prayers.

Man and God’s Majesty

“…man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty…” – John Calvin

Worth Reading

Here are a few good reads from around the blogosphere.

If you are a woman, you can totally realate to this article on hormone overload.

The good and brave hero, Dick Winters, died last week at the age of 92. You know him if you know the Band of Brothers. If you don’t, get to know who he was.

“A Deafening Silence” speaks to our Nations need for God, not silence.

I bought baby carrots on sale this week at Aldi’s. I might have to give this a try.

This is a great reminder for parents. If you  only read one of these links, make it this one.

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