Sunday, July 21, 2013

Recommended Reads

I'm in St. Louis this week, with ample time to read and write.

I don't mean to brag, but it is delightful.

Here are some of posts that are worth your time, in no particular order.

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as they once were.
Teach us to number our days.

What happened to God's agenda?
Battling the flesh is not a matter of keeping "them" out. Every one of us will have to keep up the war against our flesh until God dissolves our flesh at death. What does this mean for the church's agenda? It means that the world's agenda lives in every Christian and can creep into our churches through our own fleshly mouths.

Enemies with benefits
their presence in your life is a constant reminder of how deeply and madly you are in love with yourself. 

If you have never read this, read it. If you have, read it again, and read it to your children. Beautiful.
Think about it.

Blessed in the Journey
My friend has a new blog! Check it out and join her journey!

What would it mean? 
I relate to Katharine, and the way she wanders around with her camera, collecting beauty.

Baptized for this moment  By Rev William Cwirla

A paper given at the recent LCMS convention. Worth your time and careful study.

You no longer live, but Christ lives in you. And the Christ who lives in you is Christ wearing an Adam suit that doesn’t quite fit and whose sinful reflexes aren’t up to the business of holiness. Outwardly, we are wasting away, sinful, dying. Inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. Inwardly, we have the mind, the will and the Spirit of Christ. God is actively at work in us both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. But this new man in Christ is buried in, with and under an outwardly uncooperative body of death.

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