You guys, I’m making jam today. JAM. I’ve never done this before. Who knows how THIS will turn out! Other than that, I have a leadership training for church and family barbecue going on this weekend. What are you doing this weekend?
If the weekend is your time to catch up on reading, you’re in luck. I’ve got some great posts for you!
I Wonder If Sunday School Is Destroying Our Kids :: Beliefs of the Heart
The message of the gospel—the entire storyline of scripture—is God’s loving pursuit of people who run from him as fast as they can and who live lives unworthy of his love. That’s why it’s called grace.
But our Sunday school lessons teach us to be good little boys and girls, and God will love us and use us. It’s the total opposite of the gospel. It’s a counterfeit of the worse kind.
Fear, Faith and Hard Things :: 4tunate
My battle scars are proof of God’s faithfulness, even when my faith was small. The hard things did bring growth, even when I couldn’t see it. It wasn’t a perfect faith, but we walked through it, not alone, but with the Comforter on our side. His strength was perfect, when ours was far from it.
When You Think Your Love Story is Boring :: Lisa-Jo Baker
This ordinary love that wakes up with bad breath and crease marks on its cheeks and is the daily bread that sustains across time zones and countries and cultures and the exhaustion of trying to figure out how to be a parent and a grown up and somebody’s forever.
And this is a love life – to live life each small, sometimes unbearably tedious moment – together.
The Talk :: Momastery
Kind people are brave people. Brave is not a feeling that you should wait for. It is a decision. It is a decision that compassion is more important than fear, than fitting in, than following the crowd.
Trust me, baby, it is. It is more important.
Don’t try to be the best this year, honey. Just be grateful and kind and brave. That’s all you ever need to be.
How to Talk to Your Daughter about Her Body :: Hope Avenue
Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.
9 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Success, Reality & Being Human
Filters make us look good. (Instagram, anyone?) Filters make you sound good. (Nice Facebook post you re-wrote 14 times.) Filters make us seem good. (You didn’t dare mention what you really thought when you were kissing ass at that conference, did you?)
But filters are ruining us. Because they’re filtering out REALITY.
That last one has some language, by the way, just in case you’re offended by that sort of thing. And speaking of language (see what I did there?), if you haven’t seen the Pronunciation Manual videos on YouTube, take a few seconds and watch. They crack me up. (And my favorite is Benedict Cumberbatch…something I have not said before, unlike many of my fellow geeks.)
Speaking of geeks and nerds…Wil Wheaton has a few LOVELY words to say about why it’s AWESOME to be a nerd. I love this. [Click here to watch, email subscribers!]
What are the best posts you’ve read and written lately? Please share it with us in the comments!