The Friday Five – 03/08/19

  1. Dear seasoned woman, I need you. . . . The truth is I can’t do it all. . . . You have something I can’t force by listening to podcasts or following Instagram accounts. You have years of witnessing the faithfulness, goodness, and grace of God.” From the first line of Lara d’Entremont’s blog post, I found myself nodding in agreement with everything she wrote. If these words resonate with you too, read all the way to the bottom, where you’ll find extra resources for investing in the next generation.
  1. Jen Oshman says that if the gospel is true, the gospel is urgent. (Warning: this post will probably cause a whole lot of conviction!) As you read, friend, I’m praying for both of us that God will grow our urgency and help us to love our friends more. “May they be so dear to us that we share not only our lives, but the gospel of God as well.”
  2. Leslie Bennett doesn’t know this, but I consider her a long-distance mentor through her grace-filled, Christ-exalting writing that she shares on the Leader Connection blog. Last night, I downloaded this interview she did for the enCourage podcast, episode 52 to listen to on a long plane ride. This is an episode you don’t want to miss if you’re curious about women’s ministry and the kind of servant-heart that makes a leader.
  1. “Dear friend,” Lauren Chandler writes in this letter to her 20-year-old self: “I know it feels like you will always be frustrated—like God has somehow forgotten you or is acting only as your own personal cosmic killjoy . . . it seems like everyone around you is living their best life now,” but you will be so glad if you hang on to the words of James 1:2–4. As Lauren explains, “The pressing and breaking of steadfastness doing its work is worth it.”
  1. Women are drawn to quick, easy tropes for what ails them, and as Lore Ferguson Wilbert says, we keep taking the fruit that promises us godlikeness, “biting off bits of it in the form of Instagram images, Pinterest perfect homes, four steps to finding a good husband or having a good marriage.” What can we do? Lore and her friend Andrea will be addressing some of the unique struggles women face in a new podcast launching later this spring. Read the rest of her post here, and get ready to subscribe to Good Enough!

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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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