Will 2019 be a year where you are tested in the area of waiting? Here is an encouraging post, "The Strength of Waiting."
Given the latest craze in minimalist living, Minimalism is Not the Gospel:
Christian finds freedom not in lifestyle changes or donations at the local charity shop but in Christ. He finds relief not in what he has done but in the One who has done everything for him; not in needing less but in acknowledging his complete dependence on his Savior; not in the arrival of the recycling truck but in the beauty of the cross.
Yes, the Old Covenant is obsolete (Hebrews 8:7–13), but not for the reason Andy Stanley says it is:
The change in covenants is not about creating a new and better ethic; it’s about a new source of perfect, imperishable righteousness (the righteousness of God received through faith in Jesus, apart from the Law—Rom. 3:21–22) and power to live the old ethic—the reflection of God’s character revealed fully by Jesus—in a way that’s appropriate to our time and place.[Amy Hall, interacting with Stanley's new book, Irresistible: Reclaiming the New That Jesus Unleashed for the World].
New archeological evidence shows that women may have been involved in creating the Medieval illuminated copies of the Bible. The discovery corroborates other evidence that suggests female artisans participated in transcribing expensive, handcrafted books prior to the invention of the printing press.
Though her name remains unknown, the woman buried in the German churchyard was probably a highly skilled artist and scribe.Read more at Medieval Woman's Hidden Art