By Ben Mitchell
Slow reading, or deep reading, is an active discipline with the aim not of reading more, but getting more out of reading. That’s what I want back. I want to get more out of what I read. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah understood how important that is. He confessed to God, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).
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Is your life characterized by contentment or discontentment? Ferguson’s article is about as good as it gets on this subject.
by Amy Medina
Amy grew up as a missionary kid in Africa. Her life was vastly different than had she grown as a typical American in the US. Did she suffer? In many ways. In this letter to her father, she lets him know that it was worth the suffering.
Rest, then, O fellow pilgrim, in this confidence, that the new road to you is an old road to God.
by Martin Luther
This excerpt from a sermon by the Reformer regards Paul’s teaching on the law found in Galatians 3. The law can only provide outward conformity along with disdain for the law. But the gospel of Jesus Christ sets us free to joyfully serve God.
by Steven Lawson
The centerpiece of God’s saving purpose in the universe—the revelation and magnification of His own glory. This is what is at the very center of God’s being—the passionate pursuit of displaying His own glory for His own glory.
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Lewis writes in The Screwtape Letters of a demon complaining that God has made man so that they are most gratified when they have a balance between their love of change and their love of permanence. This is the rhythm of life in which men find contentment.
♦♦♦During my days of hotel management, hotel guests often asked for my recommendation for local points of interest. These points could be things to do, attractions to see or places to eat. Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online for those on the Christian journey.