24 February 2012


Weekly (Sundays of Lent) or daily (week before Easter) devotionals for Lent from Noel Piper.

19 February 2012

notes 19th feb

“From my experience, you can’t wait around to find what you love. You gotta work your ass off. And then you find what you love by doing piles and piles of work.”
- Kate Bingaman Burt
This seems to be a major theme. Via swiss miss.

11 February 2012

When you’re called to be a Christian, you’re automatically called to be different from everyone else.  In today’s world of basketball, it makes you really different, because the things that society values aren’t necessarily in line with what God values. Much of it comes down to humility.  We as Christians are called to be humble.  And if we really understand the gospel, we will be humble.  We should be humble, and understand that everything that is good comes from God.
From an interview with Jeremy Lin, Christian and pro basketball player. I'm thinking a lot about vocation and work and what it means to be a Christian first. These words apply not only to basketball but all lines of work. 
HT: Justin Taylor


1. Read 2 Contents, 2 Realities by Francis Schaeffer, per Ray Ortlund“When there are the two contents and the two realities, we will begin to see something profound happen in our generation.”

2.  From Jon Bloom and Desiring God:
In this age, Jesus grants us the gospel rest of ceasing the impossible labor of self-atonement for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). But in embracing the gospel we find ourselves also drafted into a war — a war to keep believing the gospel and a war to spread it to others. In this age we “strive to enter that [complete] rest” of the age to come (Hebrews 4:11).
 3. Bon Iver, Beth/Rest.

04 February 2012

kisses from katie

This story is amazing.