A Wonderful New Kids Book on Contentment

OK, so I really love my wife’s new book. I know that may seem predictable since I am her husband, but this new kids book really captures some wonderful biblical truths in a winsome, fun, and entertaining way.

Melissa just released Lucy and the Saturday Surprise (Crossway, 2023), which is the latest installment in the TGC Kids series. It tells the story of a little girl named Lucy who gets to pick out a treat at the local candy story along with her brother. Soon, she regrets here choice and grows envious of the treat her brother got. As a result she engages in the well-worn pattern that coveting …

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Approaching Our Sin Biblically Rather than Therapeutically

As Romans 7 reminds us, even believers like the apostle Paul continue to struggle with sin in this life.   Progress in holiness is really possible by God’s wonderful grace (see prior post on that issue here), but we will never be fully rid of sin while still in this life.  So, the question then becomes: How do I diagnose and respond to the sin patterns in my life?  Well, there are two basic answers to that in our world: a therapeutic answer and a biblical answer.

The therapeutic answer is that (a) the cause of your problems is outside yourself (your upbringing, your parents, society), and (b) the solution …

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