Ten for Typos
Good proofreading can be hard to come by, especially when you’re trying to find mistakes in your own work. Of course, it’s always best to have someone else look over what you’ve written (That’s tip #1 on this list.), but since that’s not always possible, there are 9 other suggestions to help you keep what you write embarrassment free (Grammer Girl).
Principles for Parables
From R. C. Sproul, four guidelines for interpreting parable. Number one? Don’t treat parables like an allegory:
Parables usually have one basic, central meaning. Trying to oversymbolize them can have the effect of tearing them apart. A person doesn’t understand the beauty of a flower by disassembling it. Like a blossom, a parable is best understood by seeing it in its simple and profound entirety.
(Ligonier Ministries Blog).
Caring for the Kids
From Crossway, on serving families when a parent has a health crisis:
When a mom or dad has a life-threatening illness, often the stress is so great and the grief so deep that children get lost in the shuffle. Perhaps the greatest gift you can give to a parent struggling with a serious illness is choosing to focus on the children….