A reflection on the longing for the better world which Christians experience, and how Jesus has walked through the darkness of this life to bring us to eternity with himself. From Jonathan Gibson: One of the ways in which the Psalms connect to Jesus Christ is in the sphere of typological experience. The psalmist or …

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Some reflections of nurturing a capacity to go beyond recognising a hurt to having a sense of the impact of the hurt – while not allowing the situation to be about your experience. Rut Etheridge at Gentle Reformation: Every emotion you’ve felt, the Lord has felt. I don’t know how that works, exactly. I do …

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This article by Kathryn Butler at Desiring God features ten Bible verses/passages that speak of the presence of God’s love to those who are suffering. It is helpful in encouraging Christians to remember these verses for their own encouragement, and also, of course, to share with others. It is by no means an exhaustive list, …

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Mike Cosper attempts to write a sensitive and nuanced reflection on depression and suicide, prompted by the death of chef and food/travel documentary make Anthony Bourdain. This is what’s monstrous about depression. It is not simply a bad day or even a bad few months. It is a haunting presence, a grayness that covers all …

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Emotional Intelligence can seem a difficult concept to define. This article describes how thirteen facets of emotional intelligence function in the real world. There are explanations for each of the thirteen at the article. Here’s a sample: 1. You think about feelings. 2. You pause. 9. You apologize. 12. You help others. Read the whole …

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David Powlison on the fact that learning some spiritual disciplines can only happen by going through a protracted painful pathway. A couple of quotes: There’s no way you’re ever going to learn endurance without having to keep on going through something hard that doesn’t go away. There’s no way you’re ever going to learn forbearance …

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To mark the release of his book Tumbling Sky: Psalm Devotions for Weary Souls Matt Searles is making the album which inspired the book available for free download. The album is a wonderful addition to Searles’ two earlier productions. The Psalms are chosen this time to reflect the ministry that they offer to those in …

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