“But this is the way that I see it. Those things that I consider part of my personality – loving to decorate, loving to cook, wanting things to be beautiful and organized and perfectly crafty and satisfying. I believe in these things. But I believe in them as things that I can use to honor my Creator. Back in the days when I wasn’t being challenged, these things came naturally, and I believed in them because I could cobble together reasons that they were good. But they primarily came from my own strength. I could be that way without really any pushback. So God brought the push back. He made it take more than the capacity I think I have to do these things. He said to me, “I know you like it, and you think you believe it. Now I’d like to see you do it without yourself.” God isn’t interested in my strength. He is interested in my obedience in weakness. Do you hear that? God said enough with my hobbies and my preferences. Lets see about her obedience and her faith.” -Rachel Jankovic
Sacrifice Over Perfection: Moms, if there is one blog post you read this week…. read this one. It is so encouraging and so brutally honest. Most of all, it will help you to consider what is truly important in your call as a mother.
The Pope and God’s Holiness: Russell Moore takes on some of Pope Francis’ latest words concerning the need for salvation.
Fierce Women Review: Tim Challies reviews a helpful book for women who find that their strong personalities are doing more harm than good in their marriages. You can read about one of my favorite parts of the book here.
Real and Honest: In this piece we see how the gospel frees us to live honestly and openly with our brothers and sisters in the faith without fear of being judged.
Christians and Public Schools: This is a very thought-provoking article from Albert Mohler on the increasing necessity of Christian children being educated outside the public sector.