The Friday Five – 03/29/19

  1. The Leader Connection blog on the Revive Our Hearts website feels like a hidden gem tucked among treasures. Earlier this week, I was sitting at a student’s desk in my classroom, eating lunch and flipping through my blog feed, when I came across this question from Morgan Creager: How do I continue to lead when feeling completely empty with nothing to give and no one to pour into me? If you’re in the midst of a season of loneliness, stop what you’re doing and read this post.
  1. On the For The Church blog, Andrea Burke is talking about the single girl who blushed when she said she still dreams of becoming a wife and mom. “I know it’s silly,” the girl told Andrea, “But I really just want to be married.” Andrea says “silly” is no way to describe this desire. “We’ve gone so far down the road of feminism that we’ve forgotten how to proudly be feminine,” she writes, and her words are a celebration of marriage and motherhood, roles many would scoff at, but Andrea wishes we would instead call them holy, beautiful, and other-worldly.
  1. If the name Mark DeMoss makes you do a double-take, you’re not alone! On Twitter this week, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth shared a link to an article about her brother! While leading a public relations firm that has represented hundreds of Christian ministries and leaders, Mark DeMoss found that “public relations” should be a high calling for all of us who call ourselves Christ followers: “What could be more important or rewarding than introducing, promoting, representing, and advocating for Jesus himself?" (And speaking of Nancy, did you see this announcement about her upcoming book?! I can’t wait!)
  1. “Like any other innovation,” Jen Wilkin says, social media “can be used either for help or harm, according to the one who holds the tool in her hand. Any crowded room we enter contains its share of sages and fools; social media platforms are just very crowded rooms following the same pattern. We can’t choose who enters, but we can choose which voices we listen to and which voice we ourselves use. And ten years in, I’m glad for the opportunity to ‘think on these things.’’” Read Jen’s thoughts here.
  1. Raise your hand if it feels like you barely made it to Friday this week. (My hand is in the air!) If you’re feeling depleted, exhausted, and weak, Stacy Reaoch wants to remind you that God has a purpose in your suffering: He can use your weakness to make you dependent on Him, our all-sufficient, all-wise, and all-powerful God. I’m praying for you, friend—may God to give you deep rest in Him this weekend!

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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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