For your mid-week reading, I recommend the following links. I hope you find them as worthwhile as I did:
- DUDE, WHERE’S YOUR BRIDE? Kevin DeYoung has some timely and timeless words for the wimpy men out there and the women who love them, “I don’t think young women are expecting Mr. Right to be a corporate executive with two houses, three cars, and a personality like Dale Carnegie. They just want a guy with some substance. A guy with plans. A guy with some intellectual depth. A guy who can winsomely take initiative and lead a conversation. A guy with consistency…”
- SIX WAYS TO LOOK GODLY WHILE NOT GROWING YOUR FAITH IN 2014. Number 6 was right up my alley, “6. Rearrange the Christian books on your bookshelves. Last year, #6 was “Buy Christian books and put them straight on your bookshelf”…” Savor the rebuke.
- I’M BETTER THAN YOU. Tim Challies, “I’m better than you. At least, this is what I believe in most of life’s situations. I’m just plain better than you. Somewhere deep inside I believe it’s true and too often I live and act like it’s true.”
- DADS, WRITE IN YOUR BIBLE. This is a noble habit to develop early, for posterity. Jonathan Parnell, “We read the Bible not just for ourselves, but for our families, for our friends, for our community. We know that God doesn’t transform his people into dead-ends, but into rivers of living water, and therefore, deciding on a route and digging in on that resolve has more in view than our own souls.”
- SEEING CHRIST IN THE WORST CHRISTIANS. An old one, but with an ever-fresh message. David Murray, “How do we stop getting so depressed at the failings of Christian pastors and people? Here are five of the ten strategies I try to use.”
Have a blessed Wednesday, friends.