Since Tim Challies posted his first A La Carte back on October 4, 2005, I’ve been a huge fan of content curation. With limited moments each day to peruse new content online, I appreciate those who’ve gone before me and condensed my options to the words they deem most worthy of our time.
When Tim finally shared his method of content curation 11 years after that first post, I immediately adopted one of the tools he uses—Feedly. Since then, I’ve discovered a few other content curators and enjoy following them.
If I enjoy curated content so much, surely my readers appreciate it too! So, here’s my first curated list of words worthy of your time. Enjoy!
On Bible Reading, Bible Study, and Personal Devotions
A SIMPLE APPROACH TO BIBLE STUDY | KAYSE PRATT
“Simple is always better. The power of Scripture is in the WORD, not the type of study.” YES!
TIPS FOR GETTING OUT OF A DEVOTIONAL RUT | BARBARA LEE HARPER
“We know reading God’s Word and talking with Him in prayer are precious privileges. What can we do when they seem just part of the day’s routine?” Barbara shares 15 practical ideas.
WHAT IS BIBLICAL MEDITATION? | JOANNA KIMBREL
“As I began to practice the spiritual discipline of biblical meditation, I was amazed at how it transformed my everyday life. I still struggled with difficult circumstances, overwhelming days, and my own pesky sin issues, but I noticed a shift in my response.”
BECOME ROOTED, NOT ROOT-BOUND | HEATHER GERWING
A beautiful reflection on the similarities between our spiritual growth and that of plants—a fitting devotional for spring!
On Writing For God’s Glory
WRITING OFF SOCIAL| A NEW PODCAST FROM SANDY COOPER & MARY K. TILLER
Most Christian writers believe social media is an absolute necessity for growing and nurturing an audience for God’s glory. But these two incredible women beg to differ, and they have proof. This new podcast is a breath of fresh air. I literally laughed out loud, I learned valuable facts, and I was encouraged in my calling to write.
HOW TO ADVANCE CHRIST’S KINGDOM THROUGH YOUR WRITING | THOMAS UMSTATTD JR. & CAROLYN RICE
This interview addresses the importance of Bible study in the life of a writer who desires to glorify God. But it goes a step further and offers practical, easy-to-follow steps to make it happen and to “rightly handle the word of truth.”
ONE PERCENT OF A BOOK CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE | JOHN PIPER
Do you ever wonder if your meager words can actually have an impact in this era of media-saturation? Well, your words can change a life. May this post encourage you to keep writing!
HOW JESUS UPENDS THE ROUTINE NARRATIVE | SUSAN NARJALA
Inspired by Jesus’ miraculous response to hungry crowds, Susan shares a perspective shift related to building a platform.
Don’t Miss These Words!
JESUS IS IN THE BOAT | GLENNA MARSHALL
The Marshall family has been through a storm of late. Glenna’s recent posts are evidence of God’s grace on her in the midst of it all. This post brought me to tears, as did the following one: It All Holds True.
CALLED BEYOND MY ABILITY | JANA CARLSON
This is a devotional I wrote for The Joyful Life Magazine back in August 2019. They republished it on their site earlier this month, and it ties in so nicely with my recent post Am I Called By God to Write?