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Here are the some things that recently caught my attention from around the web.

The Gospel Centered Discipleship blog had a great post (actually a re-post) on the foundations for spiritual growth.

Tim Elmore over on the Growing Leaders blog had a fantastic post on what’s missing in parenting these days.

Randy Alcorn over on the Eternal Perspectives Ministries blog had a post on how we do and should view ourselves. 

Trevor Lee pointed me in the direction of a great blog post on the “bigness” of family ministry.

Craig Jutila had a great post on his blog about the family and time.

And finally …

Sam Luce continues to ask great questions (and provide insightful answers) over on his blog. This time it was “Questions leaders need to ask after a big event.” This is one I am still working through because of the VBS idea I ran with this summer (future blog post).

If you are reading this and believe I’m missing some great content out on the web, leave a comment and I will check it out.  Thanks!


Here are some things that caught my attention from around the world wide web.

Trevin Wax over at the Gospel Coalition had a great post about the value of stay at home moms. Great encouragement for those who are able.

Gospel Centered Discipleship had a great series of posts on “Kids in the Family of God” by Ben Connelly. Here parts 1, 2, and 3.

Matthew Molesky reminds us all how to fight fear. A needed read and reminder for me.

CJ Mahaney had a great post on the Grace of the Lord Jesus. While I’m still digesting this, it’s good (… and obviously too deep for me).


As I look online for helps in life and ministry, I find things that need to be shared. I call it web slinging for at least 2 reasons:

1. “Web” for world wide web.

2. Web slinging to pay homage to the comic geek that lives within me.

Here are the most recent posts that need to be shared:

Gospel Centered Discipleship had a great post on family worship.

The Resurgence had a post on parenting pitfalls.

Michael Chanley had a post on his blog about leadership essentials for children’s ministry parts 1, 2, and 3.

HT – Jeff Medders

Here is the latest batch of things that caught my attention around the web:

Gospel Centered Discipleship had a re-post by Justin Buzzard entitled “How to Disciple a New Believer“.

Epic Parent had a eye-opening post on “Acceptable Child Abuse“.  EVERY parent needs to read this.

Kevin Scott had a great post about “Things a Daughter Needs From Her Father“.

Jeff Bethke posted on “10 Things you have to do if you want the next generation to listen“.

Craig Jutila over at Empowering Leaders had a great post on “Questions to ask before making a change“.

Yes, this used to be called “Links I liked”. I’ve re-named it for 2 reasons:
1. “Links I Liked” isn’t as creative as I thought it was (others are using it).
2. The new title “Web Slinging” is deeply rooted in my comic book geekery.

So here’s what people are talking about on the web that caught my attention:

Over at Sojourn Kids they have posted a series of posts on the topic of “Lies That Keep Parents From Praying”. Jared’s wife Megan wrote them and they are excellent. Here are all 7: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

P.S. – Jared, encourage Megan to write more!

Carey Nieuwhof wrote a post for Orange Parents on the importance of kids having someone else to talk to. This is a great reminder of why kids need other adults in their lives. Parents are primary, other adults are a second voice.

Brian Croft over at Practical Shepherding had a great reminder for pastors on the areas they need to be growing in each year. So how are you doing?

And finally ..

Doug Fields had a post entitled 5 ways to maximize your day of rest. A very helpful reminder in our ever busying world.

Here is the latest batch of blog posts that caught my attention. In case anyone is wondering, these are in no particular order.

Doug Fields had a post titled “The 7 Practices For Teaching Teenagers The Bible” It was a guest post, and once it got on topic I really liked the 7 practices.

Carey Nieuwhof over at Orange Parents wrote a post “What Every Son Needs from His Dad“. Great stuff for dads at any stage of “dadhood” (yeah I just coined that word).

Will Walker over at GCD (Gospel Centered Discipleship) work a post titled “Gospel-Centered Parenting“. Good stuff and deals with all of redemptive history.

And finally,

Ryan Huguley had a post titled “19 Questions To Better Understand Your Wife“. Husbands, please read this … for the sake of your marriage and families, read this.

Hope you find these as helpful and insightful as I did. If you find anything something I missed, send it my way.