Scott Postma

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Anything That Just Costs Money Is Cheap!

This week I chanced upon several helpful and inspirational articles I wanted to share with you, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll limit my offering to the following five.

I trust these will add value to your life and not just clutter to your brain case.

First up, 20 Things You Were Successfully Distracted From While Obsessing About Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.

I hate conspiracy-theory propaganda, but I can’t help directing your attention to the Conspiracy Club this week, because distraction is the key tactic of every magician.

See if you can find the slight of hand that’s going to impact your life the most. Unfortunately, this article lacks proper citation, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to research most of these. Let me know what you find out.

Next. If you don’t know The Three Uses of the Law, you just might be an antinomian (Kinda like a redneck joke but seriouser. He haw!).

Theologian and author, R.C. Sproul, will guide us through this discussion. Oh, and antinomian refers to a person who believes they are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law. What do you think?

Third, do you ever struggle with unbelief? You’re not alone. Doubt is a regular part of the Christian life. Do you relate with the guy in the Bible who told Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)?

Then, you’ll want to check out this short excerpt from Michael Horton’s A Place For Weakness over at Austin David Oate’s blog, “The Long Road Home.” It’s sure to touch you.

Fourth is look at Jud Crandall’s advice to a young father who was flirting with the the Devil in Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel, Pet Sematary.

What’s scary is how many of us who profess Christ have unwittingly been following his bad advice. What Secret of the Heart have you been tending in your garden (Proverbs 4:23)?

Finally, if you don’t have time to read every article on my list, that’s totally cool. But this one is a “must read” for today. Negaholics just aren’t up for what it takes to win.

And since we want to help build winners, check out these 5 Ways Pessimism is Ruining Your Life.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment. It just takes a second or two.

Have a great weekend. And remember the words of John Steinbeck,

“Anything that just costs money is cheap.”


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  1. Scott-
    Good to make a connection with a fellow christian classical studies disciple down at Knox. Thanks for the reference, brother. Blessings to your ministry, studies and writing.

    In Grace-

    1. Likewise Austin. I appreciate your blog. Good stuff!