There are roughly a million great blogs out there, but we all know that not every post on any blog knocks your socks off. Here are some of the ones I've read lately that have been above average and I wanted to share them with you!
The Message of the Bible in 221 Words by D.A. Carson via Desiring God. While attending Moody, I got to hear this man preach during chapel on several occasions. He's uber-smart and this post has some big words, but since there are only 221 of them, I think it's worth the effort and concentration to get a really great summary of the whole of Scripture condensed down to a few paragraphs.
"Cars Discussion Guide" by Heather MacFadyen at The MOB Society. Feeling guilty about watching too much TV? Here's a post that inspired me to "redeem" that TV time by starting thought provoking discussions over my kids favorite shows.
Survive 125 by Christina at To Show Them Jesus. A computer game that opens people's eyes to the poverty around the world? Compassion International came up with an activity that has you make some of the tough decisions that people around the world have to make everyday just to survive. You can go here to take a look. If your kids are older, this would be a good way to show them the reality of some peoples' situations (Note: There are some adult issues addressed and you may want to screen this before allowing your child to "play.")
Teach Children the Bible Is Not About Them by Sally Lloyd Jones via Desiring God. I'd read this article by Sally Lloyd Jones before, but it's worth taking a look at if you've never read it.
I know the 4th of July is over, but if you have a book wishlist, you should definitely take a look at The Making of a Nation from Melissa Deming and these posts: We Hold These Truths and Declare Your Independence from Redeemed Reader. They all have excellent recommendations for children's books about our nation (plus, Redeemed Reader offers some insight as to how to view the Declaration of Independence through a biblical lens).
Charming and Helpful Children's Books from Sojourn Community Church from Desiring Virtue. Here's a couple more book recommendations for you. I'm particularly excited about the 2nd book she recommends, What is the Church? It's an explanation of the church for preschoolers that helps them understand that the church is not just a building, but the people it's made up of. Don't you think it looks cool?
Walking on Water (Running, Jumping and Dancing Too) by Jenae at I Can Teach My Child! Okay, so THIS is fun! I've often tried to think of a cool idea of how to explain Jesus walking on water. This idea would take some work, but would be SO fun. Adding it to my list of things to try someday!
6 Ways the Gospel Frees Women by Gloria Furman from Domestic Kingdom. This blog is quickly becoming one of my favorite. I think this short post will give you a good glimpse into why.
I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!