Worthwhile August 16, 2019
The back to school edition... which means it is slim. As a parent of three elementary aged kiddos, and a PTA president it has been a busy week. I also had a couple great meetings our elders, and local pastors for care and encouragement.
It's the good life though. I wouldn't trade it.
For our weekend reviewing and viewing, three bits, one of which you may have seen.
First out of the gate is a class piece from Jennie Pollock on Think Theology. She writes to open our thinking to viewing the calming of the storm story in Mark 4.
We all have heard sermons on the sleeping Jesus and the disciples waking him in fear for their lives.
Jennie does good work here, not condemning the disciples for cowardice and waking the sleeping Savior, but her take does lend us a bit of a gut check about just who we think Jesus is.
In the end, we can live in confidence because our Savior controls all things...
Give it a read here.
Next, to what you may have already seen. Anderson Cooper interviewing Stephen Colbert and asking about suffering.
It is a great take on gratefulness and the reality of suffering. By Anderson's posture it seems he wants to believe what Colbert does but it is just beyond reach. We know better. Or should. Because we are not alone in our suffering, or the experience of it, we can cling to Jesus for hope and help.
Watch the whole seven minutes, you will be encouraged.
And finally some thoughts on leadership from Seth Godin:
"Leaders create the conditions where people choose new actions.
"The choices are voluntary. They’re made by people who see a new landscape, new opportunities and new options.
"You can’t make people change. But you can create an environment where they choose to."
Now to go and do likewise...
Happy Friday. Enjoy your friends. Laugh more. Be grateful in all circumstances. And know that in Jesus you are loved more than you can imagine.