To save you the time of checking them all out, I wanted to highlight what I thought were the most interesting links in today's Christian Carnival. (Descriptions courtesy of of the bloggers and editor Pseudopolymath, who hosted this week's carnival.)
Mark Sides of Stones Cry Out in Unto the Least of These tells the story of a daughter of a friend. A finer start to our "service" would be hard to find.
Lance Sayers of Ragged Edges offers up A Humble Dogma asking/reminding us to Allow others the freedom to choose to reject our faith is not a bad thing. In fact, such humility in sharing our faith is exactly what Jesus prescribed and practiced.
Messy Christian shares how it is sometimes difficult to publicly proclaim your faith in the outside influences in an essay Covert Christians. What if you are a sincere Christian, but outwardly you have to behave like you're a Buddhist/Muslim etc because of societal/familial pressures?
William Meisheid of Name Beyond the Rim... offers Wrongheaded Humility. It is time for us to abandon our wrongheaded humility and to stand up for the truth of the Gospel, in season and out of season, in all times and in all places, whether unpopular to others or embarrissing to us. Remember, we should always be humble about ourselves, but never about the truth of Jesus Christ. Onward Christian, onward.
John Shroeder of Blogotional writes in Christian Happiness about how we may find happiness in God by letting go. It is only when I discovered my own inadequacy, my own overwhelming need for God, that I could discover the true breadth and depth of God's amazing love for me.