N.T. Wright on “Will We See Jesus When We Die?”: This four-minute video talks about the joy of seeing Jesus one day and holiness. I enjoyed it. Only four minutes.
This is Helpful No Matter How You are Currently Educating: “What is the Charlotte Mason Method?” Your child’s education and learning should never be fully delegated to another. Parents, you are responsible. Is your home a culture of learning? Or is that something you pass off to others? While I am not at all arguing that public education is inherently wrong, I am strongly opposed to the idea that learning is something that happens over here and over there, but not really at home.
Bicycles: Riding a bike for a few miles is one of my great joys. It is good exercise, time outdoors, relational (when riding with kids), and financially doable. You buy a bike once and then you can ride and ride and ride. Get away from screens. Get some bikes. You will be surprised by how relaxing and relational two wheels without a motor can be.
Three Words: Colossians 3:17 reads: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” I am focusing on the three words, “whatever you do.” One reason is that I want and need to find a deeper sense of meaning in my work. I hate the idea of working without any sense of true purpose, so I have turned to the Scripture. Here is what one commentary states regarding this verse: All of life is addressed with the words “whatever you do” and “in word or deed”. . . . The two realms of speech and action encompass every area of life. A truly Christian commitment incorporates them both. The “name of the Lord Jesus” provides the proper atmosphere for life. The Colossian believers were not only to come to God through Jesus and to worship Jesus but also to live their lives conscious of his authority and reputation (Melick, Richard R. Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1991, p. 306.). The phrase “the proper atmosphere” in relation to Jesus Christ is so powerful for me.