It's been a while since I put one of these posts together. But here's what I've been reading a I swung around the web the past couple of weeks: Erik Raymond had a post on words for your next argument. He starts the post out by saying, "Conflict seems to be as common to human life as breathing." He then, not only lists the 4 magic words but explains why they are important. We all can learn from this post, and need to.
Darrin Patrick wrote a post on men and contentment. It reads, "At the heart of contentment is an embrace of the present and a willingness to enjoy the good things we have right now." Men, you need to consider these words.
(As a side note, it's not coincidence that both these posts are from For the Church. They are putting out some amazing content (... as well as some OK stuff I wrote).
Ligonier had a post about how we view and treat church, drawing the analogy that we often treat it like a drive-through restaurant. The post reads, "When we come on the Lord’s Day, we need to expect that God is going to meet with us in the power of His Holy Spirit ... If each of us thinks of ways to serve others—and not how we need to be served—the entire body will function healthily." How do you view church?
Nick Batzig had a post entitled Overcoming Discouragement in Ministry. He writes, "The ultimate encouragement to help ministers press through the discouragements they experience when they face trials and challenges is that we were created, redeemed and called into ministry in order to bring glory to Christ." Pastors (and believers), discouragement is easy to come by when we remove our focus from Christ.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave me a link in the comment section and I'll check it out.