The Early Bird Gets The Link

I was out for a week or so in California then sick with the flu, but I am back and feeling better. Here are some good reads

 The Great Parental Freak Out

Some great parental advice “I seldom feel like a really good parent. I love my wife and love my kids deeply, but being a husband has always seemed pretty straightforward (thanks to my wife, no doubt), while I’ve always felt much more inadequate as a parent. There are dozens of things I wish I did better. Not many, however, are worth fretting and fussing.

Here are four things parents should stop freaking out about.”
9 Things a Grown Man Can Learn From the Hardy Boys

Excellent read and practical principles.

9 Things You Need to Know about Backpage.com and Sex Trafficking

“Today another reality is hidden in plain view: human trafficking. While sound numbers of who, how many, and where are difficult to find, the carnage of this evil is leaking out of the shadows and into the headlines. Victims are filling safehouse beds. Many more are on waiting lists. Those caring for victims have been listening to stories for years and have started to spot trends.”

Six Ways God’s at Work in You — At Work

How does God use our workplaces as a training ground? “In reality, the workforce is not only how God works through you; it is a place where God works inside of you, conforming you to the image of Christ. He may feel distant, but he’s not. He is using the difficulties and pressures in your job right now to focus you in at least six areas.”

The Emptiness of Hallmark Card Race Theology

Insightful article. “Martin Luther King Jr.’s comments about a colorblind society have been corrupted by many to mean that individuals should not see color, which was not his point at all. His point was that as a society, the bar of justice and cultural opportunity ought to be colorblind, not individuals. In fact, the Bible makes much of how the glory of God is demonstrated in the multiethnic diversity of his followers.”

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