The Weekly Nerd – Wednesday Edition – August 15th

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! Keep reading, my friends!

Recently on the blog: The Spiritual Discipline of Silence

Wednesday’s Winner:

Safe Beneath His Sovereign God
This is an incredible article, one that was (and is) very uplifting to me.
“In the spring of 1750, the central discussion at Northampton Church in southern Massachusetts was not how to honor their faithful pastor for almost a quarter century of diligent labors among them. Rather, it was how to most expeditiously get rid of him. In late June, the church held a series of meetings, and they summarily fired their pastor by a vote of 10 to 1 — of the 253 voting members, 230 voted for him to be dismissed, and 23 for him to stay.”

Our Children Love Us Effortlessly – Even When We Fall Short
“And when I tell him I am sorry and that I love him, that little boy will smile, look at me with his big brown eyes and say, “That’s OK, Mommy, I forgive you.” He will hug me and skip out of the room like it never even happened. There is not a doubt in my mind, I know that is how he will respond.”

Studies Show What Happens To The Human Body When We Walk Barefoot On Earth
Posted on Facebook by a friend, I found this to be a very interesting ready. I’ll be honest, I don’t know how factual the piece is, it just makes sense in my opinion. And, I think we need to be, as a society, more okay with getting our feet dirty.

Alabama Schools May Join Tennessee Schools In Giving Atheists Nightmares
I like this short piece, not because it goes against the atheist movement, but because it goes against political correctness run amok.

Social Injustice and The Gospel
“Over the years, I’ve fought a number of polemical battles against ideas that threaten the gospel. This recent (and surprisingly sudden) detour in quest of “social justice” is, I believe, the most subtle and dangerous threat so far.”
John MacArthur really nails this on the head, and unfortunately, many have taken this the wrong way and are blasting him on social media. Honestly, they are making his point for him.

My Real Recovery From Anorexia
This hits home for me, as someone who was once very dear to me (now deceased) fought this very same battle but with a different outcome. Many people don’t realize it, and those who do, make fun of it when someone has it. If that’s you, stop. Repent. Love that person.

Live Action Mulan!
Okay, it’s just an image. But still, it’s one step closer!

The Insider’s Guide to the Teenage Boy Brain
“So, folks, I am able to bring you the insider’s guide to the teenage brain. He briefly spilled his guts to me when I asked him how he needed us to parent him during these next five years. Please note I have permission to share these words, and only these words.”
This is good, serious, and a little humorous read. It’ll be good for me in 6 years. I hope I remember this link…