Articles:
True Male Friendship: Part 1 (The Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood)

However, the role of another male friend is unique and cannot be matched by any other relationship. Society sees true male Christian friendship as something foreign. Camaraderie between male friends has been looked upon with suspicion of homosexuality. My brothers, this is a travesty of our time! What happened to male friends who sat and discussed great books until the early hours of morning? What happened to male friends enjoying Godly conversation over a cup of good coffee? What happened to male friends, together, making a difference in the course of history?

Cross-Centered Books (Sovereign Grace Blog)

Randoms:
Cartoon Characters Skeletons, pretty neat, with characters like Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, and more it is funny how you can still recognize those characters from only the skeletons

7 Tips for Morning Alertness Without the Caffeine

Readings:
I have to be the happiest Chinese person alive, well probably not because I can barely read Chinese, but now Monergism has opened a Chinese Reformed Bookstore, man to be able to reach friends and family with rich theology has been a small dream of mine, the site is called Sinim Books, and of course it will be added to my resource links, but if you are wonder why it is called Sinim (for those who don’t read chinese but have friends/family who do and you want to get them books, the English title of the book is given):

Monergism is delighted to announce the completion of a major online project developed for the edification of the Chinese Christian community: Sinimbooks.com. We now carry Christian titles that are Chinese, Reformed and Christ-honoring.

Why call it Sinimbooks? … “Sinim” is a word that comes from the Bible in Isaiah 49:12:

“Behold, these will come from afar;
And lo, these will come from the north and from the west,
And these from the land of Sinim.”

In context, this verse speaks of the gathering of true Israel from all parts of the world (43:5,6), even far away places like Sinim, which many scholars say is an ancient name for China. God has particularly placed in our hearts a deep affection for the Chinese people and so we wish to make available the most edifying Christian literature to our Chinese brothers and sisters in Christ; literature we pray will build up the saints and spread the fame of Christ’s name far and wide. We currently carry about 50 Christ-exalting Chinese titles in our Monergism Books’ warehouse and hope to grow the list over time. Thanks for your continued support. Be sure to tell all you Chinese Christian friends. (Monergism)

Thoughts:
Death is a funny thing, it has seemed to slow everything down and make this world more real, where death is real, where things do have an expiration date, where you realize you have time. There is no more excuse to not pray in the morning, you realize you have plenty of time, satan cannot convince you that spending a couple hours playing Mario is not bad for you, you can just make up for that time tomorrow by reading or something “godly.” I hate to use cliches but it is sort of a “slap in the face,” a bucket of water to wake yourself up, you realize you have been moving fast before but doing so little, as you move slow you realize you do so much more but feel less rushed, less worry, less anxiousness. It’s hard to describe and I’ll stop here.

This weekend I attempted to do the impossible, hold back the feelings God has so meticulously placed into our lives. Or course I failed miserably, going into it with confidence, ready to take on the world, ready to take on God’s sovereignty and be at peace. But what do you do, what do you say, what do you think about when you see someone break down into tears, crying out, when you have only seen them calm, peaceful, and collected, what do you do when the person you have lived with every second of your life for 50-60 years is gone in a second, to go back to a bed that you have shared all your life and find out the next night, you will sleep in it by yourself for the rest of your life. What do you do when you realize this, what do you say when all these emotions you have held back come out, what do you think when you wake up and that someone isn’t beside you and will be never be anymore. This hasn’t even happened to me and it’s still killing me…

I will miss his laugh, his gentle giant presence, his independent nature, his generosity; I will miss him…

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Verses:
Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

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