I realize I’ve been extremely negligent in posting anything recently, especially your weekly round-up. I appreciate your patience and understanding.
I admit that I’ve been engaged in a long, drawn-out time of pondering and praying over the future of this blog. I’ve not come to any conclusions yet, so if you’re inclined to pray for a has-been blogger (and trust me, I’m okay being a has-been, and I think blogs in general are [or perhaps should be?] a thing of the past), I’d most appreciate it.
Admittedly, the state of the world today has me weary, frustrated, and at times a bit hopeless. Hopeless in the sense that this world—as the Lord told us in His Word—is growing darker by the day. The only shining Light we can see at this point is Jesus Himself, if indeed we know Him. But the wonderful, heartening news in the midst of the dreariness is that Jesus Christ is our hope (see 1 Timothy 1:1 as just a starting reference)! That means that all of the hopelessness around us is temporary and will one day fade away. What a day that will be!
Until then, we continue to live and minister in this world, so let’s ask the Spirit that He would empower and equip us to bring Christ glory and honor in all we do. And, on a much less spiritual note, let’s find some time to push aside any impending gloom and enjoy our week in review (kind of):
- I appreciate the work of Simonetta Carr, so I’m sure these biographies would be a wonderful resource for children.
- I believe this! We all need laughter everyday.
- Archaeology has always fascinated me.
- I thought this was fun and interesting.
- Here’s your semi-regular dose of adorable.
- Sometimes a writer can’t write. Boy, do I know that feeling!
- How do you know if your church is legalistic?
- This devotional from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening is fitting, especially considering this post’s introductory thoughts.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that is far beyond comparison. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (BSB)