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God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell:

“[A] stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room [that] shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ. This book celebrates diversity and will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. It will also excite them about being part of church – God’s delightfully different family.”

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Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

“Why did not one person tell this dear image bearer that she could not have illicit love and gospel peace at the same time? Why didn’t anyone—throughout all of these decades—tell this woman that sin and Christ cannot abide together, for the cross never makes itself an ally with the sin it must crush, because Christ took our sin upon himself and paid the ransom for its dreadful cost?”

Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth
Rosaria Butterfield at The Gospel Coalition

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Six Things to Do with Your Anxiety

“How do you get a grip when barbarians are rioting in the streets of your mind? Terrorist attackers, a gang of criminals, suicide bombers, cities invaded, fires everywhere, a lion in the street, chaos. Your mind loses its grip. Fear and anxiety have taken over. Nothing’s safe or certain.

Anxiety is a universal human experience, and you need to approach it with a plan.”

6 Things to Do with Your Anxiety
David Powlinson at The Gospel Coalition

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Act Your Age

“In an extravagant and pampered society like our own, adults can remain children almost indefinitely, which is why some studies now suggest that adolescence begins at 12 and stretches to 32.

In the face of this cultural embrace of immaturity, Christians bear the responsibility of growing up. No matter your age, you are responsible before God to act your age and to prepare yourself to act the next age. The Bible allows no room for complacency, no room for immaturity.”

Act Your Age!
Tim Challies at Challies.com

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Weary Mom, Come to Me

“He invites you, mom, who labors and are heavy laden. You who have been working hard to be the best, only to realize that your efforts leave you more condemned and doubting than refreshed and encouraged. He invites you who have been trying to earn favor before God based on your performance rather than resting in his finished work for you on the cross. He invites you and me to find perfect and true rest in him.”

Weary Mom, Come to Me
Trillia Newbell at Desiring God