I've been doing a lot of reading this week. From both books and around the web. Here's what I've found most helpful. The Art of Manliness blog had a great post on delayed gratification. It reads, "It is up to you as your own man to control the flow, to turn the faucet on and off, to set limits for yourself not because you have to, but because you want to. ... Why would you want to do that? In order to increase your pleasure, happiness, and manliness." Since the idea of "waiting" has been on my mind, this hit at a good time.
Ben Trueblood has started a series of posts about having a strategic plan for building relationships within your ministry context; the first one to students, and the second one to parents. These are good reminders
Sam Luce had a great post on raising Gospel centered kids in a Gospel hating world. It's a good read for parents as well as people who minister to them.
Family Ministry Today had a great post on the daunting task of parenting; how pastors can help and harm It reads, "As you shepherd parents, do so in a way that is grace-filled and God-glorifying, rather than guilt-multiplying." Pastors, read this and remember it as you prepare to preach.
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What are you reading and finding helpful? Leave a comment for me to check out.