Here’s the things that caught my eye recently. I include a quick sample to whet your appetite. I highly recommend you go read the full versions on the linked websites.

On Why Sometimes, You Need Religion: It’s Not Religion; It’s Relationship
But how was I to know? This Jesus thing is all bliss and journaling and worship ballads until you put a little Depression on it. And then, it’s like a wall and an ending, and you who used to raise your arms high above your head in worship can barely lift them from your sides.
I spent my own Dark Days reaching for a Relationship that I could no longer seem to access. God was somewhere, and I could not get to him.

On Good Habits to Practice: Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer – that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others – is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

On A Beautiful Easter MeditationThe Place of Resurrection in Our Christian Theology
At the end of the service, the little girl came tearing out of Sunday School and went to find her parents in the sanctuary. In her excitement, she ran smack into the legs of the senior pastor. “Pastor! Happy Easter! Jesus is alive!” And she was off again. The pastor stood shocked for a minute. The next Sunday he apologized to the congregation. “A little four year old girl knows what the gospel is better than I do.”

On Making You Laugh:

What about you? What did you find an interesting read this week? What’s happening on your blog?