Is Spiritual Discipline Legalism?: Trillia Newbell clears up some common misconceptions in regard to legalism. What does it all boil down to? The heart:
“We should certainly be aware of the temptation towards legalism. But let’s remember that pursuing God, specifically through battling sin, should not be neglected because our hearts are tempted to err. How do we fight any temptation? We recall what God has done in Jesus and what he promises to do, which is all by his grace, not by our works.”
What to Do When Anxiety Strikes: Great post over at The Gospel Coalition on our need to stop, be quiet and let God speak into our anxious moments. “Truth is recognized in quietness and galvanized in prayer.”
Spiritual Cleanliness is Indeed Next to Godliness: Gloria Furman shares some excellent and encouraging truths in this post on the sanctifying and binding work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.
Summer Reading Adventure!: Redeemed Reader invites families join them in a reading adventure that will travel around the world. This would be a really great way to keep your kid’s minds engaged and working throughout the summer!
A Book Club Update
I look forward to sharing my review and discussion post for A Meal with Jesus with you next week. It will bring the spring reading selections to a close for the year and after much thought and prayer I have decided to suspend all Book Club activity during the summer. Though I will not be hosting a book study as I did last summer, new reading selections and corresponding blog series will pick back up in September. You can expect me to share the Fall reading list toward the end of August when I will also be hosting a big Book Club giveaway. I look forward to reading with you again at that time!