As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

There’s No Such Thing as “Retiring” From Ministry

“Time and circumstances may require that our venues and our tasks are altered. But as long as we’ve been granted the ability to serve, we must strive to fulfill the ministry to which God has called us, equipped us, and employed us for his glory.”

3 Practical Way to Battle Depression (video)

A really helpful video from David Murray on a very relevant topic for so many people. Listen along and be as informed as you can to help others through their depression.

Loving Difficult Neighbors Isn’t Optional

“If we refuse to pursue those closest to us (literally), who then will we love? As we risk and wrestle to love difficult neighbors, God goes with us (Matt. 28:20), graciously providing the words and wisdom we need.”

Choose Your Words Wisely

“Words are much more than legible scribbles on a piece of paper. Words are much more than black and white characters on a screen. The way we use our words is important because they can harm or comfort, build up or break down. But more than that, we must be wise in the timing of our words. It’s not only the what but also the when.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEVIL’S TRICKS

Christians need to be aware of the schemes of the Devil to be able to resist and to stand firm.

The blessing of good elders

A helpful post on the blessing and role of good biblical elders.

What Makes a Christian Reformed?

‘Reformed’ is a label that many people throw around quite loosely. This thought provoking article is helpful to come to the fundational stuff of being ‘reformed’.

The Gospel and Mental Health: Brokenness

“It’s not easy when we struggle mentally, but it helps us to see that we haven’t got it all together. We can—indeed, we must—turn to the Lord for help.”