Thursday Thoughts: Vol 3 | Is 5

Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…

Love Is War: A Reflection of 10 Years of Marriage … Charlene Nelson writes: “Life together has not always been what I imagined. But it has all been in the Potter’s hands, and He has been shaping and molding it into what He wants it to be. We are still marred, in need of God’s grace to cover our sins. In fact, we would only be ruined, if it weren’t for the grace of God. But I think, 10 years in, I can say we understand a little more of what it means for a wife to submit to her husband, and a husband to love his wife, as Christ loved the church and laid His life down for her (see Ephesians 5:22-33).” You can read the rest HERE.

The Question That Reveals the Heart of the Culture Wars … David French at the National Review writes: “In fact, as we ponder our enduring culture wars and the growing cultural and religious gap between Left and Right, we’re all understanding that our American divide increasingly isn’t over mere public-policy issues, it’s over the deepest and most profound questions in life. To take one example, thought leaders on the cultural left and cultural right now can’t even agree on the answer to one, simple question: What is a man?” You can read the rest HERE.

Why Church Isn’t Comfortable (And Shouldn’t Be) … Leah Baugh writes: “Does your church make you feel uncomfortable? Of course, who wants that? There’s definitely a part of me that wants church to be comfortable, not uncomfortable. I want church to feel like home away from home. I want to feel safe in church. I want it to quench my thirst and validate my feelings and make me ready to face the week. But too often I treat church like a gas station. I pull up, park, and wait to get filled up.” You can read the rest HERE.