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ANXIETY: MY THORN IN MY FLESH | A DAUGHTER OF THE REFORMATION
Rachel Miller: I woke up last week with a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. Nothing, in particular, was wrong, but that didn’t stop my mind from racing through every possible thing that I could worry about. And then it latched on to something. And I began to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. And then “but, what if?” And then it latched on again. And I continued to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. Again, and again, and again. For days. Every night I’d go to sleep praying about it. Every morning I’d wake up early with the same dread, and the cycle would begin again. It was exhausting.
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE | DESIRING GOD
Stephen Witmer: The redeeming death of Jesus saves individuals, but it does more than just this. It creates communities, miraculously forming redeemed people into churches who live as family with one another.
ALABAMA GOVERNOR RESIGNS AMID ETHICS SCANDAL | WORLD MAGAZINE
Robert Bentley, an Alabama Republican once known as a champion of family values and conservative Christian morals, resigned as the state’s governor today amid a sex scandal that triggered a state ethics investigation.
Kathy Keller: “Catechism—with our kids?” Years ago that was my response when someone suggested we begin doing a catechism with our very young, very active boys. But, to my amazement, it was a truly wonderful experience.
It was Ms. Collier who stunned the nation by leading a procession of family members who expressed forgiveness for Mr. Roof at his bond hearing, only two days after the shootings. She reinforced that message in addressing Mr. Roof on Monday. “I just want to say,” Ms. Collier said, “have mercy on your soul.”