Three Dangers of Being Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
Busyness Can Ruin Our Joy – Busyness is like sin: kill it or it will be killing you. Most of us fall into a predictable pattern. We start to get overwhelmed by one or two big projects. Then we feel crushed by the daily grind. Then we despair of ever feeling at peace again and swear that something has to change. Then two weeks later life is more bearable, and we forget about our oath until the cycle starts all over again. What we don’t realize is that all the while, we’ve been a joyless wretch, snapping like a turtle and as personally engaging as a cat. When busyness goes after joy, it goes after everyone’s joy.
- Busyness Can Rob Our Hearts – For most of us, it’s not heresy or rank apostasy that will derail our profession of faith. It’s all the worries of life. You’ve got car repairs. Then your water heater goes out. The kids need to see a doctor. You haven’t done your taxes yet. Your checkbook isn’t balanced. You’re behind on thank you notes. You promised your mother you’d come over and fix faucet. You’re behind on wedding planning. Your boards are coming up. You have more applications to send out. Your dissertation is due. Your refrigerator is empty. Your lawn is too long. Your curtains don’t look right. Your washing machine keeps rattling. This is life for most of us and it’s choking the spiritual life out of us.
- Busyness Can Cover Up the Rot in Our Souls – Busyness does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful Christian. It only means you are busy, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, your joy, your heart, and your soul are in danger. We need the word of God to set us free. We need biblical wisdom to set us straight. What we need is the Great Physician to heal our overscheduled souls.
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A Cautionary Note for Those of Us in Social Media Thom Rainer
I do indeed love the world of social media. From my perspective, this new world of communication has done much good for our society. But like any other instrument, something that it used for good can also be used in a harmful way. We who engage this world of social media should be certain that what we say and write is a positive contribution to the world and society.
How to Speak to Your Spouse…Without Losing Your Mind
Guidelines for Communication in Marriage by Ritchie Miller
Admit it. You have had a moment when you wondered if your spouse was from another planet. If you have been married for longer than a minute you have had problems communicating. Sometimes you wonder if they even speak the same language as you do. Without trying to get into all the ways men and women are different let me give you a few Biblical principles that will help you communicate better with your spouse whether you have X/X or X/Y chromosomes.