If you just read that sentence and thought "Uh Oh!" then stop now and run to the nearest LifeWay store for a last minute card!
Otherwise I thought you might enjoy some of the best blogs I have read recently. Let me know what you think, I might start doing this regularly. I love sharing good content and giving everyone an opportunity to discover new writers and ideas.
#1: Raising Kids In Jesus Rather Than In Church
I have to be honest. When I first read the headline I thought "Oh great, another person saying that you can have church at home and fellowship is overrated." Thankfully I had a pleasant surprise. This piece is written by a pastor's wife with a love for the church and the children who grow up within it. She speaks a much needed truth for both parents and church leaders (and those of us who are both).
Check it out here: http://sbctoday.wpengine.com/15739-2/
#2: 10 Myths About Africa Many Americans Believe
I have heard some of these spoken as truth in conversations before and just shook my head. I have also believed a few of them myself. How much do you know about one of the largest harvest fields in the world? This piece reminds us of the importance of actually knowing the people and the area we want to reach and help, instead of just assuming we do.
Check it out here: http://gilandamy.blogspot.ca/2017/02/10-myths-about-africa-many-americans.html
#3 Responding To A Friend Who Has Walked Away From God
We've all been there. A dear friend has walked away from the faith - sometimes gradually, sometimes abruptly. How do you respond? Often because we love them we want to grab them by the lapels and drag them back to God but rarely does that approach work. We're afraid sometimes of saying the wrong thing or at a loss for even where to begin. This article reminds us that the best thing for us to do is just be there and be a friend.
Check it out here: http://factsandtrends.net/2017/02/03/responding-to-a-friend-whos-walked-away-from-god/
... and finally here's a funny tweet from the outstanding church curmudgeon. Any of our homeschool parents try this one? :-)
Till next time! God bless!Homeschool lock-in tonight.— Church Curmudgeon (@ChrchCurmudgeon) February 10, 2017
In other words, you're grounded.