A mash of links to articles I found interesting:
Why it is so Easy to Doubt Christianity:
Following my God is not easy. He calls on us to have a holistic faith. He does not want a trivial relationship that fails to get into quite a few wrestling matches. Previously, I said that Christianity is the most falsifiable religion there is. Of course, this does not mean that Christianity is not true. It just means that it exposes itself to the possibility of being wrong, precisely because it is right.
"A Christian End to My Life"
This post is going to come off so tacky and unsentimental that I think it will bother some people. I’m not insensitive to that, but I can’t get to a larger point without saying something that may seem kind of rude. Make sense? Hope that helps, for those who decide to keep reading.
It worked for me...I've been there and one that; said my share of tacky and rude things...
Here’s how it works. If you are a Christian then you must daily give yourself to reading the Bible, contemplating it, delighting in it, and studying it (Ps. 1). Like tea leaves in steeping in the water so too the Christian just steeps in the Word. They are just absorbed with the truth and it begins to seep into every crevice of the soul.
Having watched, and lived through, a chronic pain, these words sunk in:
Stewarding our pain well can only be done with the future in view. If we merely looked at the present we would grow weary rather quickly. Instead, like so many who have gone before us, we must look to the eternal home, healing, and rest that awaits us with our Lord. It is impossible to steward our pain well on our own and with tunnel vision. We need God to give us an eternal perspective and the hope that Christ will reign victorious over even the most excruciating pain we face.
along with "Ten Things to do During Suffering" (by way of Challies.com)
Here's a few on the Hobby Lobby/Obamacare.
"On Hobby Lobby, how does the Supreme Court measure up?"
"Babara Boxer Compares Viagra to Birth Control. Wait What?"
"Care that Liberty Cannot Afford"
A link to more links from The Achoress
"50 Crucial Questions: Slavery and Gender" - since these arguments are also being used to promote gay "marriage," this is worth a read, as are the rest of the 50.
and the "gay thing"