Praying you are all staying safe out there.
It’s been an interesting week with Covid-19 precautions peaking, everything shutting down, and more people and businesses trying the whole work-from-home thing for the first time. I am a big believer that remote work actually aids productivity for knowledge workers. So who knows, maybe some companies finally seeing the value of remote work will be one up side to this pandemic.
Anyway, here are a few links to keep you company while you self-quarantine this weekend.
If you are a pastor, you’ll be delighted to know that almost all the audio and video of the sessions from this year’s Shepherd’s Conference is now available. In my humble opinion, this was one of the best years yet.
“A thought struck me the other day: As far as I know, the English language has no word that expresses the opposite of envy. There may be phrases or sentences that can begin to convey it, but we have no single word we can use to express the virtue that lies opposite that ugly vice.”
“While some people have a clear ‘calling’ from a young age, many leave education without knowing their vocation in life, and may spend their whole careers without having ever discovered a career that truly enthuses them. What can they do?”
“The Lord Jesus died for more than public holiness. He died for a holiness that extends to the backyard and the den, to the basement and our children’s bedsides. He died for a holiness that follows us home.”
“Pressure from the global pandemic has broadband companies loosening the arbitrary restrictions on the connections users pay for — and this may be the beginning of the end for the data caps we’ve lived in fear of for decades. Here’s why.”
“The WHO hasn’t yet announced that sanitizing your smartphone is vital to contain the spread of an outbreak like SARS-CoV-2, but it’s common knowledge that our mobile devices are Petri dishes of bacteria and other invisible threats.”
“Dear ones, God does not flick through the same twenty-four-hour news cycle and wring His hands in perplexity. Our triune Lord does not look down in panic as He observes the tares earnestly growing among the wheat. The God who encourages us not to worry about tomorrow and commands us not to be anxious is Himself never anxious and does not worry.”