What We’re Liking These Days :: March 2014

Some months are slow, and we’re scrambling to even make a list of the things we’re liking that month. But this one? Not a problem. March delivered, and it delivered well. We actually had to cut a few things off our list because it was just growing too long.

What We’re Liking These Days :: March 2014

From the holy to the mundane, here’s our latest collection. We hope these links help you in some way—even if it’s only a new ridiculous YouTube video to show your friends. Laughter is good medicine, right?

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What We’re Liking These Days :: February 2014

Evidently Winter can’t stop, won’t stop, so we’re all hanging on by a very thin thread waiting for Spring to arrive. Between the storms this weekend and more snow on the horizon, it looks like many of us across the US could use some indoor reading material.

What We’re Liking These Days :: February 2014

So let us help a brother or sister out. Here’s what we’ve been liking for the shortest (longest) month of the year:
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The Safest and Dearest Place on Earth?

Families are a funny thing. As Jerry tells us in While You Were Sleeping, “You’re born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines.” Our families are an integral part of our growing up experience and our first taste of community. At a very early age, before we have ever heard the word “community,” we are already creating an idea of what it is, what it looks like, how it functions.

The Safest and Dearest Place on Earth?

I grew up in a Christian home with parents who were wonderfully committed to the idea and practice of family. Date night for Mom and Dad and Family Night for all of us were on every weekly calendar. It was a non-negotiable for us. Even when we started growing up and getting jobs, family night still took priority.

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25 Things Singles Should Know

I went on a 9-hour road trip with one of my best friends last week, which means 9 hours of conversation about everything that is right and wrong with the world. On our journey, we read aloud 2 of Relevant Magazine’s most recent articles: 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do and The Before You’re 40 Bucketlist.

25 Things Singles Should Know

After determining that we’d accomplished 15 of the 20 things we’re supposed to do before 40, and wholeheartedly agreeing with the things a twentysomething should know, our conversation turned to singleness. [Read more...]

Jesus and the Suffering Single

As I sat there in my church’s Good Friday service, I thought about a ton of things. Besides the obvious, two things came into my heart. First, I thought about the fact that we all suffer in life. The great thing is Jesus did, too, and He wants to enter into and redeem our suffering. The second thing I thought about is how as singles we suffer in a different way, and it’s time we faced it.
Jesus and the Suffering Single
I’m not saying singleness is harder than marriage. It’s not about that really. But there is always this message that marriage is hard and we single folks just don’t get how great we have it. That’s just not true. [Read more...]