The Weekly Nerd – January 21st, 2020

Welcome to The Weekly Nerd! As long as you stay, make sure you play nice with the other kids!

Tuesday’s Top Read:

The Taste of Mercy is Sweeter
“I’d never noticed this little phrase in Job 42 before, but it is vital–not only Job’s restoration but to the entire book of Job. And it’s an incredibly hard word to swallow. Job’s restoration is tied to his forgiveness of the friends who multiplied his pain. Job had to become a comforter to those who were miserable comforters to him.”

Dear Husband, This Promise We Made is Worth Fighting For
“He smiled, “In Japan, we do not toss away precious things that are broken. With Kintsugi, we repair the broken parts with gold. We do not hide the cracks. We honor part of this object’s history and know its story. And then it becomes more precious and more strong than it was before.””

Back Porch Book Chat: Tim Challies
Tim Challies is one of my favorite bloggers and authors that I know of.
“When our kids were young, we just wanted them to learn to read, and weren’t too concerned with what they read. Obviously we kept them from reading books that were “bad,” but we didn’t force them to read only books that would be especially beneficial. We figured that if we could help them be readers, we could later direct them to especially good books.”

The One Life Dream That Makes a Girl Blush
“I know it’s silly,” one girl said. “I know. But…” she hesitated, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear. “I really just want to be married. To raise some kids. To take care of a home.” She’s almost embarrassed by the time she’s finished saying the sentiment. As if admitting it has made any impressive strength and wit she had faded away into a pile of proverbial laundry and dishes. As if she’s ashamed for wanting something so “trivial” and simple. “Is that silly? I mean, it’s really all I really want to do.”
We’ve gone so far down the road of feminism that we’ve forgotten how to proudly be feminine.”

The Difference Family Worship Makes
“It is unlikely that exposure to the church once or twice a week will impress your children enough with the greatness and glory of God that they will want to pursue him once they leave your home.”