A Prayer of Thankfulness for God’s Faithfulness by Scotty Smith: “Dear heavenly Father, this is one of those days in which there’s nothing really grumble-worthy going on in my life. Though I’m sure I could muster up plenty of things to complain about, those things would quickly lose their size and impact, when held up along side of the riches of the gospel. My heart is filled with thanksgiving and praise-offering today, and I want to take time to tell you why, as I pray though King David’s grace-list. [A great prayer based on Psalm 103]. . . Keep readiing by clicking link at beginning.
Free Book: The Works of Richard Sibbes, vol. 1: All November long, you can get volume 1 of The Works of Richard Sibbes for free! Volume 1 of The Works of Richard Sibbes gives you not only The Bruised Reed, but also a preface by the editor and a detailed biography. Of this work Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote: “I shall never cease to be grateful to Richard Sibbes, who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes . . . was an unfailing remedy. His books, The Bruised Reed and The Soul’s Conflict, quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged, and healed me.” This book is offered by Logos but you can also read it on their Vyrso book app or Biblia.com. if you set up an acct.
John Alosi will help you to Find Resources for Kindle without Breaking the Bank: Prior to owning a Kindle, I downloaded nearly 100 Kindle books without paying a penny. The volumes are mostly classics and worthwhile books that have been offered “free for a limited time” at some point. In the past week or so, I’ve been looking to add more titles to my Kindle “library” without spending much money. So far the most helpful third party site I’ve found for locating free Kindle titles is Freebook Sifter. Freebook Sifter provides links to the more than 40,000 Kindle titles that can currently be “purchased” for free through Amazon’s website. These titles are organized into various categories and subcategories (e.g.,History → U.S. History → 19th Century). The database is fully searchable as well. Theoretically, one could find all of these books through Amazon’s website, but Amazon’s goal is to sell you books while Freebook Sifter only lists books that are free.”
Owen Strachan highly recommends two articles on Christian parenting: First, John Piper’s piece on the absolute necessity of teaching obedience in the home went viral. . . A second piece from the GirlTalk blog came my way via readers in my family. This piece is practical and is on how to handle–and ideally avoid–tantrums.
Doubts: Fatal or Futile?: Doubting. It is something familiar to all of us. Doubting covers the gamut of our human experience, whether it be doubts about your favorite sports team doing well this season, or whether or not the sun really is going to come out. Those types of doubts, however, are more often than not easily dealt with and alleviated. As you move further and deeper into the human heart, doubts can become a bit more serious, stubborn, and chronic. They can be doubts about moving towards someone who has broken trust with you, or doubts regarding if God really and truly cares for you and is good. These types of doubts, spiritual in nature, have the ability to unmoor a person. Doubts like these often serve as the doorway towards deeper issues like depression, paralyzing fear, and chronic anxiety.
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