Articles, Resources, and More (09/23/16)

Stop Acting Immutable

Jen Wilkin says she’s stopped wanting to giggle when 1 Corinthians 13 is read at weddings. How could those words be true when marriages are filled with love that falls so far short? This kind of love, she explains, can only be attributed to a God of infinite sameness. We assume that others can never change, that things will always be the same, but this is a lie. “Just as my assurance of salvation rests in the fact that God cannot change, my hope of sanctification rests in the fact that I can.” Read this post.

The Mindless Looking (And What It Steals from Me)

Sara Hagerty describes a kind of amnesia we’re facing: we forget “that all of our life is entwined with [God’s] story—a grand, plot-twisted page-turner.” Instead, “we escape into another person’s storyline—the one we wish we had, the one that we envy them for living, the one that seems brighter and bigger. . . .” May these words encourage each of us not to miss another precious moment that God has given us in Christ. Read this post.

Moms, Don’t Trust Your Fickle Feelings

We like to section off our lives into “seasons:” seasons of motherhood or singleness or suffering. Gloria Furman says we “forget the fact that right now and forever we’re all in a season of life.” Life in Christ is our new normal now and will still be 30 trillion years from now. “Our nurturing work done unto Christ is part and parcel of the new creation, an invisible kingdom growing like a mustard seed in a garden, spreading throughout the world.” What does it look like to view motherhood, specifically, with an eternal perspective? Read this post.

The Life They Never Expected

Even if you are not the parent of children with special needs, you will benefit from the wisdom packed into this short interview with Andrew and Rachel Wilson. The couple shares what they have learned about the art of lament, the lies that most often sneak into their thinking, and the time they spend daydreaming about eternity. Read this post.

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About the Author

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep was working as a hospital teacher when God called her to join Revive Our Hearts as a staff writer. She serves remotely from Texas, where God sustains her through saltwater beaches, Mexican food, and Scripture. Her website, www.apatientprocess.com, is a record of the Lord’s faithfulness in chronic illness, for even in suffering, He is good.

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