Articles, Resources, and More (06/02/17)

Turn My Eyes from Worthless Things

Of the million possible things that could fixate your mind right now, you’ve chosen one thing: this sentence. This paragraph. “We can focus our minds only on a limited number of stimuli that come at us,” Tony Reinke explains, and we are creatures shaped by that which we pay attention to. “So, how do we discern and navigate the digital age with wise discretion?" We should turn to the psalmist and learn from the “universal principle that provides immediate answers for our lives.” Read this post.

If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?

This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the accident that left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic. In this interview, Joni answers the question, “If I have enough faith, will God heal me?” As she says, God can and does heal people physically, but He is more interested in a deeper healing. What could God offer us that is greater than having feet that walk and fingers that work and bodies that don’t feel pain? Watch this video.

9 Things You Should Know About Ramadan

Did you know that on the evening of Friday, May 26, Ramadan began for Muslims in the United States? “Because Muslims account for 1.6 billion of our global neighbors, Christians need to become more aware of Islamic practice,” Joe Carter writes. He shares nine things to know about Islam’s holiest month. Read this post.

Comfort When an Unbeliever Dies

Nancy Guthrie knows how difficult it is to say something meaningful to someone grieving the death of a follower of Jesus who has gone to be in His presence. But it is especially hard, she says, “for us who believe in the truth of the Scriptures to know how to say something meaningful, helpful, [and] true to someone who has lost a loved one [when we] really don’t know if that person was joined to Christ by faith.” When this difficult situation occurs, how should we respond? Watch this video.

Bread for the Body, Hope for the Soul

For Lore Wilbert, “The past few weeks have felt like the morning before Sabbath when the Israelites were given the double portion of manna (Exodus 16). They still weren't given enough for the whole week ahead, but they were given enough hope for tomorrow and strength for today.” Whether you are in a similar place right now, with “clarity coming quickly and answers abounding,” or whether you are wondering where God is today, Lore’s words will point you to the sufficiency of the Sabbath-keeping God. Read this post.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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