Hiding in the Dark, Walking in Front of a Bus, and More

What You Keep in the Dark

“To wage a successful war, you have to know and prepare for the strategy of your opponent,” writes Carolyn McCulley, and one of our enemy’s favorite tactics is to tell us “that God’s light is harmful, not redemptive. That it’s better to stay in the shadows and doubt God’s goodness and purpose.” But staying in the darkness with destroy us. “Unconfessed sin festering in the dark is a slimy tool for the enemy to use for our destruction.” In this post, Carolyn reminds us of the power confessing sin to walk in the light—in freedom. Read this post.

Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus

Karen Swallow Prior was away from home for work and walking to a meeting when a bus slammed against her, throwing her fifteen or twenty feet into the air. She says sin is like getting hit by a bus. “Surviving it requires the divine intervention of the creator. Even when it doesn’t kill you, it causes needless pain. And we can’t get out of its horrible consequences on our own.” Karen shares more in this post.

How You Hold a Surprising Key to Changing a Skeptical, Hurting World

“Hospitality is image-bearer driven, because Christ’s blood pumps me whole,” Rosaria Butterfield writes. “It is not time, convenience, and calendar driven. If it were, none of it would happen. None of this grace would be mine to hold and to share.” How does radically ordinary hospitality show the world what authentic Christianity looks like? Rosaria explains in this post.

The Briefing: Supreme Court Sides with Colorado Baker

Monday was an important day at the United States Supreme Court and for religious liberty. In this episode of The Briefing, Albert Mohler explains why the specific language and the formal argument in the 7–2 decision are consequential. “Do we need more? Yes, we need more,” Mohler says, “but we should remind ourselves that often, in the course of either legislation or adjudication in the courts, it's small victories that together add up to big victories.” Listen to this episode.

Preventing #MeToo Begins in Preschool: 4 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids

“Some may think 5 is too young to teach about pornography, but research shows that 11 is the average age—not the earliest, but the average—for pornography exposure,” Brittany Salmon writes. “Just as we prepare children to wash their hands and tie their shoes, we must prepare even our young children to live in a tech-saturated world where porn is only a click away.” Here are four book suggestions to foster age-appropriate conversations.

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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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