A few items of interest today:
- I hope you’ll join us this week in praying for the ongoing crisis in Nairobi, Kenya. Even after the situation is resolved—hopefully without further loss of life—the survivors and families of the victims will need prayer as they recover.
- Are you familiar with the Boundaries books? They comprise a popular series of books about establishing Christian boundaries in your relationships and personal life—parenting, marriage, leadership, etc. There’s a contest currently running in which you can enter to win a complete set of Boundaries titles. See the contest website for details.
- Elmbrook Church has just started a series of daily devotional readings to help you discover your place in God’s plan. You can read Called: A 40-Day Devotional online (or subscribe via email). It began this week, so you can jump in easily—here’s the first devotional reading.
- We’re in the middle of the Jewish holiday season of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles. It’s a biblical thanksgiving festival with a twist: during this feast, participants would live in temporary shelters as a reminder of Israel’s 40-year journey through the wilderness after the escape from Egypt. It’s mentioned numerous times in the Old Testament; see Leviticus 23 for an overview.