Hello lovelies, welcome back to another edition of The Friday Five! Did you miss it last week? Hope you will take a moment to check out a couple of this week’s recommended reads.
Have you ever been the recipient of well meaning “Christian” clichés but somehow they did not bring you comfort or peace you would like?
The problem with nice-sounding ideas like “God won’t let you down” and “God answers prayer” is that they aren’t universally true, not when taken at face value. Bad things happen and God stays silent and too many people die for no good reason. These sayings might be true in certain specific narrowly-defined cases, but they aren’t rules that apply to everyone everywhere all the time –God Has Let Me Down by Joy
Isn’t this something we all run into at some point? Do we seek to build our platform or trust that God has a way of opening the right doors for us.
There is initially a sense of loss when we choose obscurity over self-promotion, a sense of regret coupled with anxiety as we watch others build their kingdoms larger than ours. – How to Find Peace in a Noisy World by Shawn
I hadn’t really thought about this in regards to e-books but Patricia’s article gives you something to consider when purchasing digital copy of books.
Most readers still don’t realize that when they click “BUY” they’re actually agreeing to “RENT”. Purchases of e-books and other digital contents, such as movies and music downloads, is most times a single-use licensing agreement. – Love Your Kindle but Don’t Forget Who Owns Your Books by Patricia
Monica has been doing a great 52 weeks to Be Completely You series. This one tackles fears that hinder us from walking in our truest self.
A woman’s tendency to hide herself is more of a defense mechanism than a flagrant stab at phoniness. If we take the time to dig deeper, we’ll find it’s usually driven by two core fears –Monica, Authentic Fear, 2 Enemies of Personal Authenticity
I found Nicole’s testimony of the seemingly waste in the wait very encouraging.
Initially, many of the things God calls us to do seem like a waste. But is it waste, or is it worship? To worship means to give ourselves lavishly to the Lord, to love Him with abandon. The world, and even other Christians, might say we’re wasting our lives, our resources, our youth—but really, we’re just worshiping. We’re pouring out our lives as a fragrant offering to the King of the universe –Nicole, Why This Waste
Here’s your chance to share your favorites this week