I've read a few FANTASTIC blogs here in the last few days (I believe E calls them "gems") and I just couldn't help but pass them along to you. I hope you take a few moments to check them out!
Your Calling isn't Meant to be Easy
Such encouraging words here. And lets not lose sight of the fact that sometimes our "calling" isn't serving in a church or living among the aboriginals. One of my dearest friends is confident that the Lord has called her to raise her daughters to be Godly women - a noble, challenging, and life-long journey.
"When we do great things in the name of God, we can be sure that while His ways will always be the best, they definitely won’t be the easiest."
Reminds me of the great C.S. Lewis, "'Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion' 'Ooh' said Susan. 'I'd thought he was a man. Is he -quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.' ... 'Safe?' said Mr Beaver... 'Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't save. But he's good. He's the king, I tell you.'" (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
Just A Nurse by my ridiculously awesome little sister
I can relate to this blog on about 1,000 different levels. It's a great little candid telling of the inner workings of a nurse's brain.
"Nurses are intelligent. We may not have had as much schooling as other professionals, but I remember studying harder than I ever had before and not everyone makes the cut. By the time a doctor completes school and is ready to start practicing, even as a resident, a nurse the same age has had several years of experience in the field, dealing with complex problems on a daily basis. We have developed keen assessment skills and a killer gut instinct to go along with it. We often take part in courses to specialize in our chosen field, spending countless more hours becoming experts at what we do."
When Church Hurts by Whitney @ Elm Street Life
Oh, my heart. This whole post just made sense all the way to my toes.
"But whether or not the other person is in the wrong, we are held responsible when we refuse to forgive... to heal... to seek reconciliation and show mercy. We miss out on so much of how Jesus taught us to live together and love one another, as ugly and judgmental and hateful as we all can be.
The change had to start with me, and had to start with my own understanding of the good news of Jesus Christ. The fact that even when I was His enemy, He loved me enough to die for me, just astounds me. And it's the only reason I can have any love for the person who hurts me."
Oh girl, this is so spot on.
What great blogs have you read recently??
I hope you enjoy!!!