Coffee Break (August 23)

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Loving My Rural Church

Brandon Pearce with For The Church, speaks the words of my heart in his article, Why I Love the Rural Church, “When I initially sat and looked at that building and thought, “Can anything good come from here?” I had forgotten Nathaniel’s response to Philip when Philip revealed that they had found the messiah in John 1:46. “Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.'” When people ask me why I am a rural church planter or ask what good can come from Arma, my response is always the same: “Come and see.” We herald the Gospel. We exalt Jesus. And that, more than anything, is what rural churches need… the beautiful Gospel, faithful preachers, and Jesus exalted.”

What If They Don’t Like Me?

If someone doesn’t like me, have I ruined my Christian witness? Pastor John Piper answers in this ten minute clip.

Penguin Cam

I just love stuff like this. I see a Pixar movie coming with this one- I can just picture the cartoon penguins with cameras strapped to their heads. Don’t forget to watch the video within the article.

Portraits of Superstition

This is a series I started writing about a year ago. And I’ll be wrapping it up with the last article next week. In the meantime, here’s today’s post, Portrait 6: The Princess Charming. You can find the links to all previous articles in the series at the top of this article. And you can hear my very first podcast interview on this topic through the link below!

For the Car Ride

From the ladies at Women’s Hope Podcast: Episode 53: Jess Pickowicz on Superstitions We Believe “Jess Pickowicz joins us for her very first podcast interview and she’s just as awesome as you had hoped. We talk about everything from superstitions and MC Hammer pants to syncretism and sneezing. Listen all the way to the end for a special treat from Jess. (Did you know she’s originally from Boston?…Don’t miss it!)” (48 minutes)

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Jessica Pickowicz

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.