Thanks to Project Patch for this excellent podcast by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Project Patch is an organization dedicated to serving families and troubled youth.
Please see Project Patch’s podcast page for highlights from the podcast with Dr. Eggerichs.
Parenting Children with Special Needs [podcast]
Blended Families Podcast
I know it’s a little early for Christmas songs, but this is too good not to share!
Merry Christmas From Nicodemus Snow
No Room at the Inn — Nicodemus Snow
Moving testimony by Chris Picco, who lost his wife shortly after giving birth to their son, Lennon. Lennon was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks old and passed away after a few days.
Chris said, “I know that God did not compose this. God had nothing to do with this. But I can see Him, tears streaming down his face, beginning to compose, one note at a time, the most beautiful melody that anyone has ever heard. And I don’t know what that sounds like, but that’s the God that I believe in.”
The day before Lennon died, Chris sang Blackbird to him in the NICU.
To donate to a Memorial Fund to help with medical bills and expenses, go to Ashley Picco Memorial Fund.
My Refuge in Grief
Meet Juana: A Teenager with a HUGE Testimony
Neil is right on when he says, “When God wants to start a movement, he doesn’t begin with the best people; he starts with the broken.” This is what Jesus meant when he advised a Pharisee leader not to invite his friends and rich neighbors to a banquet. Instead, he says, “invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind” because “God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you”(Luke 14:13-14).
In what ways can you intentionally invite the poor and broken into your life?
Hope for the Poor
This is Discipleship
Church events can be good or bad. It depends on why we do an event and what our expectations are for it. Following is an excellent chart by Tony Morgan that clearly illustrates healthy vs. unhealthy events. Sometimes an event becomes a tradition and we lose focus of its significance. Carefully consider the chart and decide if your church event fit into the unhealthy column. If so, it is time to either revise it or drop it altogether.
Four Marks of Vital Churches
Old Model Church Vs. New Model Church