Well, I have decided to call this new category the “Weekly Scoop.” This post will contain links to other pages, sites, news stories that I have read throughout the week that stood out to me and I believe to be worth your time. So, with that said, here is the second set of links you should check out:
The first link I want to share goes out to us fathers. This is a story about a girl who desperately wanted to be loved by her father, but she never received it. Listen to her share her story about all she went through and let it challenge us fathers to love our children: http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/annie-lobert/.
Here is John Wesley’s secret to making disciples. By now, it is no longer a secret as many people have seen this post, but it is still worth your time, especially if you work or volunteer in a church or ministry: http://www.transformativechurch.org/2013/01/23/john-wesleys-secret-to-making-disciples/.
This is a story I stumbled upon about a mother helping her daughter get an abortion has me shaking my head in disbelief. It also hurts my heart. I love the conclusion the writer makes but I am not going to ruin it for you, check out the link: http://liveactionnews.org/pro-abortion-mom-year-dont-regret-helping-15-year-old-daughter-get-abortion/.
Another post on work, but this one by John Piper. I love his thoughts and you should take time to read them as it might help change your mindset if you view your position as one you are just trying to survive: http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/work-is-a-glorious-thing
Scotty Smith of the Gospel Coalition writes a great prayer about relishing God and loving difficult people: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scottysmith/2013/09/18/a-prayer-for-relishing-gods-favor-and-loving-difficult-people/
Last, but not least, here is a website for all you athletes. Axiom United, started by Tyler and Nicki McClure, has led Tyler and Nicki to England to run Axiom UK. Their target date to move is January so check out the site and consider helping them out as well. They are truly about making disciples and using sports as the means to reach people of all ages for Christ: http://www.axiomunited.com/
Thanks for taking the time to check out these links. I pray they will challenge, encourage, or open your eyes to the needs of the world around us.