Bits & Pieces (8/6/12)

  • Sin Wants to Be Your Friend – “Sin makes so many promises. Sin promises joy, it promises fulfillment. Sin promises to be your friend….But over time sin comes to own you.”



  • A Gauge, Not A Guide – “God designed your emotions to be gauges, not guides. They’re meant to report to you, not dictate you. The pattern of your emotions (not every caffeine-induced or sleep-deprived one!) will give you a reading on where your hope is because they are wired into what you believe and value — and how much.”


  • God’s Tolerance – “…God tolerates a world of bad ideas (among other things). He doesn’t have to do this. It’s his prerogative to shut the whole thing down anytime he wants. Yet he hasn’t. He endures it. He puts up with it in his perfect timing and patience. God forbears the foolishness and restrains his wrath. And a God that holy with a world this unholy requires more tolerance than we can quantify.”


  • The Courage to Put Away our Cameras – “Take all the pictures you want. They’ll only serve to instruct you in the truth that none of your clips or still images managed to capture what was really happening in the moment.” (H/T)


  • Dear Stay-At-Home Mom – Moms rarely receive the accolades or affirmation they deserve for the job they do. For the moments where this reality is all too prescient, Trevin Wax offers some important reminders. 

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