God won’t give you more than you can handle? (6 min)
Tim Barnett explains why the assertion that “God won’t give you more than you can handle” isn’t biblical, and so, instead of being a comfort, it’s a cruel catchphrase.
Adult siblings – another reason big families are a blessing
“In our recent national conversation about falling fertility rates and who will care for our aging population, the loss of adult siblings is rarely mentioned. But the idea of being with someone as an adult who has known you for your entire existence is both daunting and comforting. ”
What’s wrong with our Church praise music?
“It might be shocking to the reader to hear that much of what is so called praise today in worship is not received by the Lord. God certainly turns his ear away from not just vain repetitions, but also empty hearts due to empty theology. It should be self-evident that our feelings have to arise to something higher than animal instincts to truly praise the Lord.”
Ten things I learned from the pandemic
“Governments that claim their rule is based on [Science’s] pronouncements will always prefer the quantitative to the qualitative. Bureaucrats and politicians find it easier to aim for goals like ‘reduce the number of cases/hospitalizations/deaths (to zero!)’ rather than qualitative goals such as ‘educate our children in humane ways’ or ‘allow dying parents to see their children in person’ or ‘prevent the atrophy of human relationships’ or ‘promote freedom of religion.'”
Laura Ingalls Wilder in The Big Woke Woods
Jonathon Van Maren shares the highs and lows of a recent documentary about the Little House on the Prairie author.
You were once this tiny (3 min)
This is an astonishing glimpse into the unseen happenings in the womb, following God’s creative work from the moment of conception to the full-term wriggling baby ready to be introduced to the world. Be sure to share this one widely (you can also find it on Facebook here).