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These “One Anothering” Commands are Not in the Bible (but they’re often in the church …)

Ray Ortland is spot-on in his post, One Anothers I Can’t Find in the New Testament: “Humble one another, scrutinize one another, pressure one another, embarrass one another, corner one another, interrupt one another, defeat one another, disapprove of one another, run one another’s lives, confess one another’s sins, intensify one another’s sufferings, point out one another’s failings . . …

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Ajith Fernando on Combating Weariness

COMBATING WEARINESS WITH ALTERNATE FORMS OF EXERCISE. (Written after a short visit to Ukraine when I preached 13 times in four days) Ajith Fernando “A few decades ago the cricket-loving world was shocked when a popular and brilliant English cricketer said that the pressure of having to perform according to people’s expectations and the resulting stress often led him to …

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Grateful to an Assistant Professor of Government for Taking the Time to Write This

Otherwise, not being a big sports fan, I never would have even known about this brother in Christ. I’m looking forward to meeting him in Heaven one day: Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity (HT: TakeYourVitaminZ)

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Dad Life

(Watch to the end. It only gets better and better. SO FUNNY! And true …) HT: It’s Almost Naptime (who also has a funny post up about job interviews—if you are not familiar with my WORST JOB INTERVIEW EVER story from my law school days, I gave a quick summary in a comment on her post 🙂 !!)

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Reminding Myself Too

God is giving me a great gift these days—the gift of time with family and friends, serving, learning, growing together. In the last three days alone, I’ve had the amazing privilege of laughing, crying, SPEAKING BIBLICAL TRUTH, and praying with three other women who also can be tempted to believe shame-based LIES about themselves (just like me). Each conversation has …

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Days With My Father

This takes a few minutes to click through and read. But it’s worth it. Days With My Father (HT: Challies.com)

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Preventing Church Splits (HT: Thabiti Anyabwile)

Hooray for this GREAT post from Pastor Anyabwile: Preventing Church Splits It is so good. Truly. And it’s about far more than “just” preventing church splits—it’s really about all of the “one anothering” commands of Scripture. (Love one another. Serve one another. Pray for one another. Forgive one another. Bear one another’s burdens, etc.) If you love the Church and …

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Pursuing Purity in Your Marriage

Randy Alcorn titled this article about sexual purity, but I think it’s just a great read filled with great reminders for strengthening all areas of the marriage relationship: Pursuing Sexual Purity in Your Marriage Fred and I are really working on the second point—last week he actually CALLED ME UP and ASKED ME OUT ON A DATE. And even though …

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Holy “Musts”

I was visiting with a friend yesterday about my mullings on the topic of being busy beyond the scope of our calling, and how God might be calling some of us to make terribly hard decisions about important things that we care deeply about so that we can scale back from the overload. (Proverbs 23:4 says, ‘Do not wear yourself …

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Hooray for Peacemaker Clubs!

Soph’s first day of Peacemaker Clubs this week was simply wonderful: How grateful I am for the hard work of Brandon Acheson and the young people of our little church and Gallatin Valley Presbyterian Church who work so hard to serve. Not only are our members blessed, but this is such a strategic way to serve our community too! (Today …

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