Welcome to the club, @emilie and @sarahwalton! You're still pretty early to the party here, but you'll definitely want to follow @Matt.

@Matt I took a read through this. At first I was worried that it would be more extreme than I could sign on to, but actually it's really just the bare essentials and a pretty reasonable expectation for people living in a nation like Canada.

Wow, Chapter 2 of The Cost Of Discipleship is solid stuff:

"You are trifling with the subject. If you believe, take the first step, it leads to Jesus Christ. If you don’t believe, take the first step all the same, for you are bidden to take it. No one wants to know about your faith or unbelief, your orders are to perform the act of obedience on the spot. Then you will find yourself in the situation where faith becomes possible and where faith exists in the true sense of the word."

@Matt Yeah, this is the method Caleb has developed to fight through his month-four sleep regression. It doesn't work that well for his parents' sleep, but he's doing great.

"A paradox has two sides, each of which we believe to be true even though we cannot (yet) see how to reconcile them. A contradiction has two sides where we can see that they cannot be reconciled. God does not deal in contradictions." —John C. Lennox

Jeremiah 18 — God is in complete control, even of the nations of the world. His control is not capricious or tyrannical but according to His holy character.

@davidrshorten Agreed, the neglect part is not funny. But burning the Sims is hilarious.

@davidrshorten There's a funny story from This American Life about a girl whose mother was obsessed with The Sims: thisamericanlife.org/684/burn-

John 6:44-47 — Faith is a gift from God in that He always takes the initiative in revealing reasons to believe in Him, and drawing us to a point of decision.

@davewalton Glad to have you here! There's not a lot going on yet, but you might be interested in following @davidrshorten and @Matt.

Romans 4:4-5 — Thank God for the gift of faith, which is nothing like works that merit salvation, but is nonetheless something we can do.

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