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My Mosaic (Oct 18)

Welcome to another October edition of My Mosaic!

I took a week off of the blog, to focus my attention on a week-long class I was attending (my first counselling practicum!!). So, now I'm getting back to the grind this week. Hope you enjoy the articles, and, as always, let me know what you think!

(On the blog this week: Fall Thankfulness and Little Reminders on the Path of Learning)

How to Be the Friend You Wish to Have

"I’d been just as guilty of being a friend of convenience, rather than a friend of virtue" Important words from Rebekah Lyons about three different kinds of friendship, which ones fit the friendships you have?

Journaling our Prayers in the Fight to Focus

No secret, I'm a big fan of journaling. I liked this article because it reminded me that in my abiding time with Jesus, I need to be intentional with focus, because I so easily get distracted, and journaling is a great tool to help me with that.

The Right Way to Ask for Prayer

I don't know that I agree that there's exactly a "right way" to ask for prayer, but this article by Ed Welch highlights two important aspects of asking for prayer: humility, and connecting your struggle to Scripture. Most often, I have sought prayer before really acknowledging what God's Word says about the issue, so I'm reminded to search the Word as I search out prayer.

30 Books Every Christian Should Read Before Turning 30

So, for the love of books, I share this list. It's a big list, I've only read a handful of them, but I enjoy being challenged in what I'm filling my brain with, so here's some ideas to ponder and add to your to-read list :)

The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can Too

This article from Christianity Today, reminds us that faith in Jesus changes how we live and gives us a new identity, that "faithful Christians have gone before us, bearing witness to the truth of Christianity, the power of the gospel, and the high calling of discipleship. Calling out across the centuries, they tell us that it is possible now, as it was then, to live as faithful followers of Jesus the Lord in a culture that does not approve of it or reward it."

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