five on Friday

“Jesus said you are to love one another as I have loved you, a love that will possibly lead to the bloody, anguish gift of yourself, a love that forgives seven times seven, that keeps no record of wrong. This is the criterion, sole norm, the standard of discipleship in the New Israel of God.” Brennan Manning, The furious longing of God.
1 ways to nurture bible reading commitment 
2 church is always meant to be a little uncomfortable!
3 a great summary about the wonderful Helen Keller
4 the moment app is helpful and this article about taming your smartphone use
5 things church people want to be able to say of their leaders