We had a pretty normal week around here! School, homeschool, editing, working … all the usuals!
- I introduced myself and my mission to the readers of Key Ministry (my new employer).
- Teri Lynne shared an amazing list of 100 great books for moms! I put a few on my to-read list.
- This is an older post, but so right on for my INFJ: Your child’s Minecraft style reveals their personality type.
- Being a Neighbor Means Being a Missionary from The Gospel Coalition:
“I wish it hadn’t taken this long for our home to become a hub for ministry instead of a refuge from ministry.”
” … the biggest deception of our digital age may be the lie that says we can be omni-competent, omni-informed, and omni-present. We cannot be any of these things. We must choose our absence, our inability, and our ignorance.” Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
Our church is going through the entire Bible and this Sunday’s sermon is on Joseph. I think the story of Joseph has shaped my reformed theology more than any other. My actions, the actions of others, my mistakes, their mistakes, even sin cannot stop God’s plan from unfolding. As John Piper says about Joseph’s brothers in Spectacular Sins, “They tried to get rid of the dreamer and in getting rid of him, they fulfilled his dreams.”
It’s important to remember when we feel the weight of church planting on our shoulders. “If we don’t ___, then [insert worst case scenario here].” We remember our calling is to take each step of faithfulness as it comes and trust in God’s plan and purpose. We cannot cause Him to fail.