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Jani's PostsParenting, Mission

Missional Mothering

Young mother, it seems like everyone wants something from you. And you’re probably already giving way more than you ever thought you could give. But even with all your giving, you might struggle with guilt—lingering, joy-drenching, energy-sapping guilt—that you should be doing more, giving more, accomplishing more.

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Ray Ortlund Sr.

The Path to Your Renewal: What can you expect?

A rather new Christian came into a group of older believers and noticed that the conversation had gotten rather sour, and that these older believers were expressing their fears about the world, and about this and that. They were really being very cynical, and in being that way, these older, mature believers were really grieving this new Christian that they would talk that way, having all that they have in Christ. Later she said, “You know, I don’t want to be a mature believer if that’s what you become.”

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Ray Ortlund Sr.

The Biblical Pattern of Life

You’ve played that game, “Who Am I?” haven’t you? You ask a person to say who he is in three short sentences. A person who is aware of his role as a father will probably say something like “I am a father; I am a man: and I am a breadwinner.” Or a person committed to Christ might say, “I am a Christian; I am a Christian woman or man; and I am a witness.”

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Ray Ortlund Sr.

Hope in God!

World War II correspondent, Ernie Pyle, saw a lot of suffering and death. Once deeply discouraged, he wrote to a friend, “I wish you’d shine any of your light in my direction. God knows I’ve run out of light.” I believe that’s the need of many people in the world today. On every side we see things that greatly distress us.

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Ray Ortlund Sr.

How To Begin Again

Sometime ago the Los Angeles Times published a study on boredom. Boredom can become epidemic. It’s often a terminal disease. A lot of people are “partly living and partly dying of boredom.” Boredom is a refusal of joy. It’s a tragedy when joy is available.

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