Coffee Break (June 9)

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What Do We Do With Guilt?

What Do We Do With Guilt? “Guilt is more than an emotion. It’s a thief. A murderer. For a woman of God, clinging to guilt is not a sign of humility; it is a sin.

I recently conversed with a woman who felt guilty about making parenting mistakes regarding teaching spirituality when her kids were young. Boy, could I relate. My own kids were impacted in many ways by my ignorance as an emotion-driven young Christian mom, and there are consequences. Yep, been there, and still making repairs. How about you?”

Book Review

Eric Davis reviews The Mentoring Church, by Phil A. Newton. “Newton sets out to demonstrate that training up the next generation of Christian leaders is the job of the church. Cultivating church leaders will most align with Scripture when training becomes intensely ecclesiological. For Newton, leadership training need not be left to parachurch ministries. Existing leaders do well to team up with their congregations for the launching of the gospel into the next generation.”

An Oldie But Goodie

Well, it’s not that old. Though I know you’ve all probably read this. I wanted to share it because I stumbled across it again the other day. And I love it as much now as I did when she first posted it. But I noticed something this time that escaped me before… Does it not have all the forboding and feeling of Lewis Carroll’s, “The Jabberwocky?” “Beware the Jabberwock, my son.” Anyway, I couldn’t help but wonder if that was an intentional allusion along with the obvious homage to Proverbs. Perhaps I’ve just been reading too many children’s books lately. But truly, I ask with Alice, “What is the use of a book, without any pictures?”

For the Car Ride

Mortification of Spin (with Aimee Byrd) podcast interview with Rosaria Butterfield on her new book, coming soon, on the topic of hospitality. This isn’t about throw pillows and casserole recipes. It’s about the true grit required for true Christian hospitality.  Don’t miss this ladies.

“There’s a price to be paid if you are known as the person who dines with sinners.” -Rosaria Butterfield

“Hospitality is the ground-zero of the Christian walk and the Christian faith.” -Rosaria Butterfield

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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.

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