Liked and Linked

Here’s some posts I enjoyed reading this week…

Semicolon posts 55 Favorite First Lines from Favorite Books. Can you guess the titles?

Semicolon also has a list of 55 Free Kindle Books Worth Reading.

Speaking of books, I love reading fiction, really good fiction in particular, and Crossway’s post  4 Benefits of Reading Fiction helps me articulate why. By the way, it’s an excerpt from Lit! by Tony Reinke which I happen to giving away; click here to enter! 

Challies has 5 Questions to Ask of a Book

Domestic Kingdom shares 6 Ways the Gospel Frees Women. Here’s one…

The gospel frees us from hurling hostile criticism over personal preferences like homeschooling, epidurals and the Tooth Fairy. As we are united with one another through Jesus’ death and resurrection, grace frees us to affirm and appreciate women who hold different views.

Kim writes of the beauty of the ordinary and the amateur

When we live the ordinary, recognizing our calling before God, in relationship with Christ, the ordinary is full of splendor. Take pleasure in the ordinary today.

At the Desiring God blog, Luma Sims addresses the inherent problem in finding our worth in our role as mothers in her post What If I’d Stayed in the Workforce?

To all the moms who are busy in the home caring for a family, your worth, value, and honor are all found in Christ, not in the “what ifs” of your academic success or potential in the workplace. My worth is neither in being a theoretical physicist, or a constitutional lawyer, or even being a stay-at-home mom. My worth is in Christ Jesus.

Have you read (or written) anything link-worthy this week? Let us know in the comments!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

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