As we enter the weekend - maybe with a sigh of relief - this prayer came to mind:
"Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen."
[The Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle (taken from the Book of Common Prayer)]
This Week On The Blog
This Week in Articles
"We need to be reminded about the gospel as much today as the Corinthians did in their day. We need to remember the gospel in every season, but we especially need to be reminded of the gospel in this cultural moment."
"As moms, we have both the holy opportunity and the weighty burden of helping our kids—and ourselves—learn to love and appreciate these bodies we’ve been given. No matter our appearance or abilities, here are three truths we can press into our hearts as we seek to honor God in how we think and talk about our bodies."
"There’s one thing that always bothered me about the practice of writing your own eulogy. It emphasizes living a life motivated by what other people will say about you. When, instead, we should be living for an audience of One."
Finding a voice of certainty in our trials isn't found in greater self-confidence, it's found through faithfulness.
I really enjoyed this article from Melissa on helping our daughters date.
"We can’t know the future, but it’s helpful to consider all that we do know about God’s revealed will in his Word."