Do you have a stack of unread books, staring at you, mocking you? ‘¦just reminds me of piles of laundry, dishes in the sink, and paperwork on the counter. Sometimes all of this unfinished business starts. to. make. me. crazy! Don’t get me wrong I love books! So we’ve begun to play nice with that snarky stack of books again. The words here have connected with our hearts, and so we share just a few of them now, with you:
I love this contrast. Being self-indulgent conflicts with a life of self-control and discipline. Indulging ourselves feels good momentarily but in the long run, like too much sugar, it can make you sick sick at heart.
“God’s words set boundaries and give freedom. His words create life and bring death. God created talk and his first words to Adam and Eve demonstrate its significance. Words are not cheap. Words reveal, define, explain, and shape.”
“May we strive to maintain connection through conversation (1 Corinthians 12:12).”
War of Words by Paul David Tripp
The word fellowship is KOINONIA in Greek, meaning “common, joint participation.” Acts 2:42 tells us they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship (koinonia) and in breaking bread, and in prayers.
“The parting is but for a time,” she said, ” heaven is as near to Africa as it is to England; my son takes God’s blessing with him, and that is more than all.” Charlie’s Choice, M.L. Nesbitt
Goodbyes can be hard, but “the blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22).
So, what have YOU been reading lately?