Some links I'd like to share from this past week:
Ephesians 2:13-14 in Vanuatu - Rachael shares one of the ways the gospel makes a difference in Vanuatu.
No room for coasting in the Christian walk - Wendy from Practical Theology for Women on the incompatibility between coasting and growth in the Christian life.
Photographs hold deep stories - Cath reflects on a photo of her grandparents and her mum and thinks about the layers of meaning a photograph can hold.
Birthday parties on a Sunday during church time - a thoughtful blog post by Karen about the dilemma that comes with kids' birthday parties during church time. They have taken a similar approach to us (we don't let the kids miss church for birthday parties). I must admit to relating to Karen's conflicted feelings about it, but am happy with our position.
Gospel-Saturated Dish-Washing and Nappy-Changing - an excellent quote from the recently released book Gospel Wakefulness, by Jared Wilson about how the gospel should affect every facet of our lives, including the little things like washing dishes and nappy changing. Since that's kind of the point of this blog (168 hours), I should probably read this book!
List of shops to boycott - A helpful list from Collective Shout of shops that used 'sexploitation' to promote their products this year. They suggest not buying from them this Christmas.
'I never wanted to adopt' - a challenging post from Alice about the fact most of us are more suitable than we think to be adoptive parents.