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Weekly Wisdom [07.13.18]

Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us [1 Thess. 2:8].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day by Donald Sobol.

Road trip weeks means audio book week.  We really enjoyed this one as a family.

As Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions. Interactive and fun—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Neighboring with Mr. Rogers by Culture Matters

We discuss the life and legacy of Fred Rogers with Morgan Neville, the director of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor, as well as what we can learn from Mr. Rogers’ hospitality both on and off the screen.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I must confess equally boldly that my own solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend, not so much on her navies or armies, nor on the wisdom of her rulers, nor on the spirit of her people, as on the persuasion that she still contains many who love and obey the Gospel of Christ.  I believe that their prayers may yet prevail. -William Wilberforce

SONG OF THE WEEK

Had a great time working with Jarod Espy a few weeks ago at Fuge.  Working this week with another great worship team led by Adam Bailey, they played this song as well by Jarod.  Great worship and mission anthem in “Kingdom Cause.”

POST OF THE WEEK

The Message That Moved the SBC by Tim Challies

Just a little over thirty years ago, the fate of the SBC hung in the balance. It seemed as though it was going to adapt to the times and embrace theological liberalism, just as countless denominations had done in the U.S.. But at the 1985 SBC Convention in Dallas, Texas, a 75-year-old minister stepped to the podium and decided to take a stand. His message is the next entry in the Great Sermon Series.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Close Your Email.  I used to keep my email app up on my desktop and realized that every few minutes, someone or some organization was needing me.  The constant pop ups were distracting me from whatever I needed to focus on at the moment.  It would lead to numerous open applications and webpages all across my computer screen.  This cluttered view was a great description of my chaotic mind.  If you aren’t using email, close it.