Marriage, gentleness, hospitality, controversy, discouragement—lots of practical reading from a biblical perspective along with a new podcast that looks promising. Enjoy!
Book are powerful and they can shape our lives. A new podcast, Open Book, begins its first season with some recorded moments in the library of R.C. Sproul.
“How then do we cultivate delight in our spouses? Is it even possible to grow in valuing and enjoying another person? The good news is yes, it is possible, but like anything worthy of effort, it requires frequent, intentional thoughtfulness.”
“Are you gentle? Ask yourself, “do others welcome me readily when I approach them?” And “do others easily come to me for help?” Whether or not we are gentle is best measured by looking at how others relate and respond to us.”
“We think our house isn’t big enough, our kids are too crazy, we don’t know how to cook, people don’t do that anymore; it’s weird, they’ll think we’re selling something. Or maybe we think it sounds too simple.”
“Is it ever right for Christians and churches to engage in controversy? Of course, the answer is yes—there are times when believers are divided over serious and consequential questions, and controversy is an inevitable result. “
“Discouragement can be a crippling form of soul sickness. It stalks those who serve in hard places and in unyielding spiritual environments.”