The Early Bird Gets The Link

The Early Bird Gets The Link is a daily roundup of interesting and thought provoking articles, videos, or audio clips.
12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting Something Online

Here are 12 brief questions you can ask yourself before you post some thing on line.

The Sin of Discontent

How many times do you find yourself excusing your bad attitude in the midst of trials or when things don’t go your way? If so-and-so hadn’t done this, or if such-and-such was more like that, then everything would be fine.

In the Arena: An Excerpt – Baseball, Dads and Discipleship

A much needed book is releasing soon and you can pre-order it right and get 40% off. “In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship talks about why sports evoke those emotions we feel watching a great moment like one Michael Lorenzen experienced. Below is an excerpt from In the Arena that begins to touch on why sports touch something deep within us in the most unexpected moments.”

How The Bible Sustained Me During My Darkest Days

There are some joys in life that you can only learn through the school of suffering.

On Empty Nests, Christian Mommy Guilt, and Misplaced Identity

I walked through last week with a tape in my head chanting, “I miss them I miss them I miss them.” I thought of life after that last baby leaves and could conjure up no vision for what would come next. Meaningless, meaningless. I did the only reasonable thing: I attempted to fill the hole in my heart with cookies—a lot of cookies. I overreacted to things that normally wouldn’t have bothered me. The internal ache hurt so deeply and caused so much distraction that I once again had to face the ultimate Christian mommy-guilt question: Do I love my kids too much?

Nothing Less Than Justice

Now, Jesus plainly did not preach a “social gospel.” Speaking to social issues was not the primary focus of his ministry, but many of us today need to be reminded that it was an aspect of his ministry. We speak well to the social issues that affect those in other nations of the world — and rightfully lament the staggering numbers of image-bearers murdered, impoverished, and trafficked in developed and developing nations. But far too often, local injustices — the ones down the street and around the corner, the ones that feel too close to home — are met with silence or apathy.

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