Healing, Old Books, and Christian Athletes

If God Doesn't Heal You

If you’ve been listening to Nancy talk to Dannah Gresh this week about "The Truth That Sets Young Women Free," you’ve probably found yourself thinking about some of the lies you’re most tempted to believe. One lie that I’ve constantly battled as I’ve undergone medical treatment is that God must cure me and fix all of my problems immediately. In this article, Kathryn Butler explains why we should pay attention to this critical distinction: “Although God can heal us, we must never presume that He must.” Read this post.

5 Christian Athletes to Watch in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

With the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics today in PyeongChang, South Korea, there are sure to be many compelling stories shared in upcoming weeks. Brett McCracken has found that “among the athletes competing are five Olympians who have spoken openly about their Christian faith.” Learn more about them. Read this post.

Why Young Christians Need Old Books

Although the church can be guilty of thinking young Christians need something new, Jaquelle Crowe says, “What young Christians need most is tremendously and radically old. We need faithful wisdom from ages past. Instead of newer, cooler, faster, and edgier, we need simple, beautiful, and ancient.” Jaquelle explains three things old books can teach young Christians. Read this post.

How Do I Fight Pride When Competing in School, Business, and Sports?

When you find that you have made better grades than a classmate or have had more success in your job than those around you, how do you still “count others better than yourself”? John Piper offers practical advice, pointing to Jesus to show you how to respond without selfish ambition or conceit, but in Christ-exalting humility. Listen to this episode.

Don't Let Your Children Choose Your Church

When Josh Buice talks to families in his community and asks why they chose to join their church, he says they often tell him that “it was a decision based around what their children wanted and what would make them happy.” But Buice says that this a dangerous idea. Read this post.

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About the Author

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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