The La Carte (July 29)
Good morning. May our creator bless and keep you today.
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(Yesterday on the weblog: Settlers in the Land of Love)
Samuel James shares the not-so-hypothetical short story.
Once i Lived In A Barn
Seth Lewis includes a few great insights in this short article. “ Beautiful things can’t make souls more beautiful. And precious things can’t make people more useful. ”
Respecting Gas Train station Attendants and The Significance of Toilet Shoes
I know I’ ve said it before, but cross-cultural insights like these captivate me. “ I have been spending a lot of time this summer with *Darius, one of the faithful local men who is part of our church flower. Darius has a great gifting – those of a person who is becoming truly bicultural. People like him can function well in two or more very different cultural settings without rejecting possibly culture. They make excellent students if their teacher is, like me, through another culture. They also make wonderful instructors themselves, since they still deeply value their home culture and are ready to explain it. ”
Must i Go on Mission?
Stephen Kneale has some simple assistance for people considering the short-term mission vacation.
Entertaining Ourselves to Dying
“ We all tend to do that. Whether we search on our phones, in our careers, or in our family life, we seem to be looking for something. It is as if an eternal ache has been implanted in our hearts. ”
“ I spend most of my period teaching, but if there was one thing I desire I could teach people, it’s ‘ teachability’! Teachability is a valuable quality, that’s hard to cultivate. It’s like a large, highly absorbent sponge that soaks up all the water around it. It’s a spirit of studying, that is alert, enthusiastic, and hungry for your truth. ”
Flashback: The best way to Respond to Social Media Enemies
Christ tells you how to connect with people who harm a person or who want to damage you, and his guidelines provide crucial guidance as you relate to on-line enemies. He offers you a collection of verbs, an amount of actions to take: Love, do, bless, pray. Their verbs are hate, problem, and abuse; yours are love, do, bless, pray.
The sum and material of the preparation needed for a coming perpetuity is that you believe the actual Bible tells you, is to do what the Bible bids you. —Thomas Chalmers