The Friday Five – 02.22.19

  1. It’s time! Registration for Revive '19 is live! Before you click on the link, I should warn you that the website is so beautifully designed, you might momentarily forget (as I did) what you’re looking for—the registration page. Soak up the Seeking HIM typography, then scroll down to check out this year’s conference goals: “Restore your first love. Remove bitterness, fear, and worry. Refresh your spirit. Experience personal refreshment and be equipped to share the hope of revival with others.” Doesn’t that sound wonderful?!
  1. Emily Jensen wanted to enjoy a nice conversational breakfast with her children. She wanted them to be considerate, reasonable, and self-sufficient. But as her toddler banged her hands on the table and her oldest son demanded she find his drawings and one of the twins began to yell, Emily’s anger boiled over—and guilt set in. Can you relate? In this post, Emily shares a few principles that have helped her navigate anger in the little years.
  1. If you’ve been listening to Erin Davis on the Women of the Bible podcast, you’ve heard how she bubbles over with wisdom she’s gleaned from God’s Word. This week, she’s over on the ERLC blog sharing about the three “gospels” that are pressuring young women. “Young people are not the ‘future of the church,’” she writes. “They are the church. Right now.” And trends about declining mental health, debilitating anxiety, and psychological distress should put us on high alert. The stakes are too high not to ask: What can we know and do? Read Erin’s answer.
  1. “When did you know that you knew?” Lore Ferguson Wilbert’s unmarried friends ask, curious about what that mysterious knowing feels like and if what they feel for someone is it. “I don’t know,” she answers. “There were just many small moments when I checked my heart and found there no residue or evidence of doubt, no question, no worry, no ‘What ifs?’” In this post, Lore explores the presence of doubt and that mysterious knowing that can exist in singleness.
  1. On The Friday Five last month, I was so excited to share with y’all that Suffering Is Never for Nothing, a never-before-published book by Elisabeth Elliot, would be released at the beginning of February. I am happy to report back that it is meeting all my expectations and more! On Twitter, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has posted pictures of the book, sharing some incredible paragraphs. Once you dig into these deep chapters, I’d love to hear what quotes you’re underlining. (Here’s one of mine!)

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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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