Each week, there are endless articles published by excellent writers. There are tons of individuals and ministries that maintain blogs, posting frequently. One way I want to expand this site is to include links to several articles each week that I found to be especially helpful. I think that this will complement the review element of the site, expanding from book reviews to also include article highlights.
This week, some articles I’ve found to be helpful are:
- How to Choose Love When You Don’t Feel Like It: This was probably the single most helpful piece I read all week. The author opens with a quote from C.S. Lewis: “The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour, act as if you did.” I love this quote, because I think it reminds us of the importance of loving everyone we are in contact with, even those who may not be easy to love. If you only read one article this week, make it this article.
- Three Trademarks of a Growing, Healthy Friendship: Paul David Tripp brings the heat with this one! Sometimes it can be hard to let yourself be vulnerable in relationships: fear of being hurt can sometimes cause us to want to be isolated from others. As Tripp reminds the reader in this article, isolation is not what we are made for – God made us for community with each other! We need to pursue friendship and be united with one another. Tripp lays down three principles, or three trademarks for what is required to grow in healthy friendship. I found this article incredibly helpful, and worth diving into to learn more about how you can be a better friend to those in your life
- Be Patient, Missions is Urgent: Josh Manley writes on The Gospel Coalition: “While God can use his servants to speed the gospel forward, far more often the gospel seems to root slowly and start small. As those who’ve been taught not to despise the day of small things, we should be careful that our approach to missions is more concerned with being faithful than fast.”