Just some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing…
Giving Thanks for My Taste Buds -Tim Fall
“When you stop to think about it – believe me, I have – God didn’t have to give us such wonderful senses of taste and smell so we can enjoy our food so much. He could have given us merely moderate senses so that we would eat what we need to for sustenance but not necessarily have the ability to enjoy food to such an extravagant degree.
And that’s what it is, extravagance. Our God has created us with extravagant grace and it’s a common grace for all, just like being able to breathe air and enjoy the feel of warm sunlight on our skin and marvel at the sights offered by a walk through a pine forest. To that list I add taste buds. Ex-tra-va-GANCE!”
What Is Thanksgiving Day? -Stephen Nichols
“We might think that times of adversity and challenge would spawn ingratitude, while times of prosperity would spawn gratitude. Sadly, the reverse is true. ”
Laquan McDonald and the Christian’s Response
This article offers five suggested Christian responses. All are good but number 3 strikes me as particularly lacking:
“Engage in conversations with people who are different than you. Ask questions, listen intently, and share experiences. We all have much to learn from one another. Diversity of culture, opinions and experiences are a beautiful thing. None of us has the complete picture. Let our differences grow us, not separate us. Get outside of your comfort zone and engage someone outside of social media.”
Christmas Release Rundown -Jeremy Armstrong
It’s that time of year! Christmas music everywhere! Here are some new releases from The Getty’s, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Paul Baloche and more.