Food For Thought:

Here are a few links to stir you to think and laugh!

Good News vs. Good Advice: Do you know the difference between News and Advice?

What Every Husband Should Know About Stay At Home Moms: Being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is far more than a long workweek. It’s life; we can’t just clock out after 55 hours of work. Every husband should know that stay-at-home moms wage epic battles against chaos.

Better Performance – Shorter Workouts: The new 10-20-30 training concept can improve both a person’s running performance and health, despite a significant reduction in the total amount of training. This is the conclusion of a study from University of Copenhagen researchers just published in the renowned scientific Journal of Applied of Physiology.

Encourage your Pastor: Members of a local church often desire to encourage their pastor and do so in a variety of ways.  However, fewer think to encourage the pastor’s family and if they do think about it, struggle with how to do so.  If you are someone who desires to encourage not just your pastor, but his family also, fret no more!

Worst Church Singer Ever! Ever!

 

 

I’m against sin. I’ll kick it as long as I’ve got a foot, and I’ll fight it as long as I’ve got a fist. I’ll butt it as long as I’ve got a head. I’ll bite it as long as I’ve got a tooth. And when I’m old and fistless and footless and toothless, I’ll gum it till I go home to Glory and it goes home to perdition! ~ Billy Sunday

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Food For Thought:

Here are a few links to stir you to think and laugh!

Summer Road Trips: We are going on a Family Trip in two weeks and found this post to be helpful as it suggests good audio books to listen to while on the road.

One Ministry, Two Kingdoms: “The biggest protection against the kingdom of self is not a set of reformative defensive strategies. It’s a heart so blown away by the right-here, right-now glories of the grace of Jesus Christ that you’re not easily seduced by the lesser temporary glories of that claustrophobic kingdom of one, the kingdom of self. The problem is that no matter how committed I am to the big kingdom, I am always grappling with the dynamic of shifting treasure.” Paul Tripp

5 Things Mentors Should Model: I have been blessed with some wonderful mentors in my life and I seek to be one to others as well. This is some good advise for those seeking a mentor or seeking to be a mentor.

Colosse: Fun, Creative and Inspiring

Classical School Reading List: This is a great list of reading books for parents seeking to educate their children.

I hope that these encourage and edify you today.

Food For Thought:

Here are a few links to stir you to think and laugh!

Fake Love, Fake War: You know the guy I’m talking about. He spends hours into the night playing video games and surfing for pornography. He fears he’s a loser. And he has no idea just how much of a loser he is. For some time now, studies have shown us that porn and gaming can become compulsive and addicting. What we too often don’t recognize, though, is why.

Fighting Spiritually: We fight against sin and temptation. We wage a spiritual war against everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. But it wasn’t until I found myself in my weakest condition that I had to fight the most intense battles of my Christian life.

Six Ways of Minimizing Sin: I found these six ways of minimizing sin to be very instructive regarding gospel-centered sanctification/mortification of sin. Take a moment and examine your fight against sin, the ways you are prone to minimize sin, and develop an intentional strategy to renounce them.

Today Was Supposed to Be My Wedding Day: May 26, 2012. It was supposed to be a momentous occasion—the day I would walk down the aisle in my mother’s lace wedding gown, peonies in hand, best friend at my side, family and friends looking on with joy. It was supposed to be the day I started a new chapter, the day my dreams would be fulfilled. Little did I know, God had other plans.

What it Means That Only 41% of Americans Are Pro Choice: The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as “pro-choice” is at the lowest point ever measured by Gallup, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

 

Chew on these for a while and think it through!

 

Food For Thought:

Here are a few links to stir you to think and laugh!

Dangerous Prayer: “I don’t think you could say more dangerous words than those found in the Lord’s Prayer. I don’t think you could pray a more radical prayer. Probably most of us, even in ministry, would hesitate to say these words if we really understood what we were saying.”

Are you Teachable?: Entitlement attitudes are robbing us of true learning. A teachable spirit is crucial. I believe this is the number one reason why Christians are not growing in sanctification.

Love Your Wife Better!: Husbands, here is some very practical advice on ways to communicate love to your wife.

Dancing on the Edge of Finished: “Before, when your shift was done, you were finished. When the inbox was empty, when the forms were processed, you could stop.”

The Lost Art of Street Preaching: “You may have a particular view on street-preaching (for purposes here, street preaching and open air preaching are synonymous). This could be from a street preacher that you heard or from a YouTube video that you watched, or just the seemingly “weird” people that do it. I want to propose today that this art of public open-air preaching is an important way the gospel of Jesus Christ can effectively be proclaimed to the lost in our culture.”

Food For Thought:

Here are a few links to stir you to think and laugh!

Overcoming Temptation: We all face temptations a various sorts every day. How can you overcome them and make good choices. D.A. Carson offers wise counsel.

False Promises: “The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, but a reflection on us.”

The Gospel is Offensive: The gospel can be a bitter pill for some to swallow. It is offensive, but that doesn’t mean that we can be offensive.

Reagan’s Logic and Humor: A boy wrote President Reagan a letter requesting funds because his mother had declared his room a disaster.

Regret Those Tattoos?: Check out the transformation of a former skinhead who had multiple tattoos removed.