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One of the ways that we can encourage one another and help each other to grow is by sharing what we’re reading each week. I know that I always appreciate articles that friends share, things I wouldn’t have stumbled across otherwise.
I would love to hear what you think, and see what you’ve had open on your desktop this week.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
The Problem That Won’t Go Away … at Lifevesting. Do you have a PWGA (problem that won’t go away)? Maybe you call it a “weakness” or your “burden to bear.” Read what Jesus said to a man with a 38 year PWGA and find hope for yours.
How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don’t Listen … at Empowering Parents. Knowing how to effectively discipline kids through all the various stages is not only confusing, but can become overwhelming. Hearing other people’s methods can often give you ideas that you hadn’t thought of.
Don’t Follow Your Heart … at Desiring God. This reminds me of the Rich Mullins song ‘Maker of Noses’:
They said boy you just follow your heart
But my heart just led me into my chest
They said follow your nose
But the direction changed every time I went and turned my head
And they said boy you just follow your dreams
But my dreams were only misty notions
But the Father of hearts and the Maker of noses
And the Giver of dreams He’s the one I have chosen
And I will follow Him
Scaredy Cat Rescue: How Love Conquers All Fears … at Fear Warrior Blog. We may not feel overwhelmed by God’s love for us every minute, but praise Him for those moments when we do feel it, when the depth of His love washes over us and we really feel it to our core. It is remarkable to me how God teaches us such profound lessons if we are only looking for them.
Why Unexpected Friendships Can Be the Best Ones … at Eat Teach Blog. Do you have friends who are different from you? If not, you are missing out on tremendous blessing.
When Marriage is Like a Canoe Trip … at No Place Like Home. My sister and her husband take a week long camping trip every summer. They go out into the middle of nowhere and canoe, fish, and spend the week connecting. Camping’s not my bag, but I do love a good analogy. And this one is fantastic.
What have you been reading?
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.