SOME GOOD READING FOR YOUR SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SET OUT IN MY USUAL CATEGORIES OF FAITH, and FAMILY,
AND FICTION (not this week!) ...
"Pentecost" - This is Pentecost Sunday, and Mere Fidelity came through with a podcast all about the day of Pentecost as seen in the book of Acts, and how it relates to the rest of Scripture! Great stuff.
"Love the Perpetrator as the Survivor? Corresponding with a Friend about Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself": What do you do with the well and truly guilty?
"I Want People to Like Me. Is That So Bad?": A snippet:
Throughout the Bible, there are specific calls for women to be kind, gentle, pure, and respectful (Prov. 31:26, Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:3). We could assume such traits would result in likeability, yet none of these character values presuppose that we’ll make our decisions by prioritizing how to stay in someone’s good graces. Christ’s upside down kingdom, where the first is the last—or perhaps for this example, where the cool is the uncool – doesn’t leave much room for seriously caring about being liked.
-"When Dementia Reveals a Cultivated Love": God help us to have this woman's beauty of spirit at the end of our days.