Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2021

Here’s a list of articles, music, and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of July. I hope it blesses you.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

– Philippians 4:8

1. You Will Fail Sometimes. Don’t Quit.

A great remainder that sanctification is a slow process. Don’t quit.

2. Can Our Loved Ones in Heaven See Us During Important Times in Our Lives?

I have heard others ask the same question. Randy Alcorn provides an answer using some biblical texts.

3. I Miss My Son Today

My heart hurts for Tim Challies every time I think about him losing his son. I can’t imagine what such grief feels like. I believe his writing about the grieving process can help many people.

4. Shepherding is a “Two Way” Street

I love Mark Hallock’s heart for the local church. In this article, he discusses the sheep’s role in shepherding.

5. Are You Building a Modern-Day Tower of Babel?

It’s an important question. Many of us, I’m afraid, do this very thing without realizing it.

6. Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1

Shane and Shane always bring the worship. Their latest album has greatly encouraged my heart.

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