Free Speech, Food Allergies, and Bringing the Bible to Life

The FAQs: Supreme Court Ruling Protects Free Speech and Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

In a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant victory both for pro-life pregnancy centers and for the free speech of all Americans. As ERLC President Russell Moore noted, “The court affirmed the freedom of speech, freedom of expression, that the state can't force pro-life organizations to participate in abortion.” Praise God! In this post, Joe Carter gives an overview of the ruling and explains how it affects free speech. Read this post.

How to Bring the (Whole) Bible to Life for Kids

A few years ago, Jimmy and Kelly Needham sat their three- and four-year-old daughters down and began reading to them from the Bible, one chapter a day. They learned that if you want to walk your children through Scripture, you don’t have to be a Bible scholar: “You just have to be eager for them to see the beauty and glory and wonder of God on every page.” Here are some ideas for help “keep your child afloat as they swim in the deep waters of the Bible.” Read this post.

Hope for People with Food Allergies

“Man shall not live by bread alone” (Matt. 4:4). “But what happens if you can’t eat bread at all? Or fruit? Or dairy? Or eggs?” asks Lauren Bargas. In this post, Lauren shows how people with food allergies “can grieve the loss of fully enjoying food with hope, because there is a greater purpose. In the trenches of food constraints, God’s glory shines brightly, illuminating his power made perfect in weakness.” Read this post.

Can I Trust God with my Child's Suffering?

Glenna Marshall, like most moms, doesn’t want her kids to experience painful things. “I want to protect them from evil and suffering and sadness,” she writes. “Basically, I want them to trust God like their life depends on it without their life actually depending on it. But I know . . . it is the hard stuff that teaches us about God’s faithfulness.” In this post, Glenna shares about how moms can help their children learn to trust Jesus in the midst of suffering. Read this post.

Using Technology Wisely: Interview with Tony Reinke

Tony Reinke, author of 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, says, “The screen on our phones is an exposé of what our hearts most want.” Ouch. In this interview, Reinke addresses important questions such as, “How does smartphone addiction affect us spiritually? How does technology perpetuate loneliness? What is the importance of pushing back our phones in the early morning hours?” For his answers and more, listen to this episode of the Journey Women podcast.

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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 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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