I am doing my best to get around and read the other INCREDIBLE blogs that are out there. People have asked me how, with everything I have going on, I manage to read blogs. Blogs are usually fairly quick reads. They are very easy to read in short bursts in my schedule where the downtime and my attention span has a small window . In the school pick-up line. While waiting for a client. In the doctor’s office. The few minutes before I go to sleep. You get the idea.
Anyway, here is a sampling of some posts from this past week that inspired me, educated me, or made me think.
I also acknowledge that I cannot read everything. The amount of good material is overwhelming.
Do you think I missed anything significant? I try to look for variety. Can you help me with that? Please post any of your recommendations below so we can all benefit!
FAITH, BIBLICAL, and THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS
Join the movement! So thankful for the work represented here.
“Oh my goodness!!!…I’m being followed!”
Surely goodness and mercy ARE following us!
Visible Families in the (In) Visible Kingdom
Children’s pastor Jonathan Simmons reminds us of just how important the family actually is.
This is an older one, but gives some thoughts on being a scientist and a mom and really on the all time important topics for mothers everywhere…balance and being ok with not being able to do it all.
5 tough-love principles for making friends with other moms
Want some real and practical advice for making friends? Here is the tough love truth.
100 Ways to Encourage a New Mom
Some GREAT tips for all of us in caring for the new mothers in our life…whether their infant is their first or (ahem!) their fourth!
MOVEMENTS, NON-PROFITS, GROUPS AND PEOPLE MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE….
Curious about the movement/non-profit called Girls on the Run? Read about the heart of this international group here from its founder, Molly Barker.
At age 22, Katie Davis is doing something amazing in Uganda. You can read about her journey here and how you can get involved.
PERSONAL INTERESTS AND THOUGHTS ON RELATIONSHIPS OF ALL KINDS
The Online World: Way Scarier than the real one
My favorite phrase in Hope’s post is: “social networking modesty”.
My name means “hard worker”. For someone who places a high value on relationships, I still need Kelly’s reminder often.
Extremely Long, Completely Scattered, and Containing Curse Words
I think that pretty much sums it up! Honest.
My Black Son Can’t Take Your White Daughter To Prom
The perspective of this pastor’s wife stopped me cold.
The Over Achievers Are At It Again
Warning: this post contains some bad language. It was a reality check for me though!
What a helpful blog. Thanks for all the recommendations. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for visiting, Rich…and for the encouragement! I look forward to checking out your blog, too!
Thanks for the shout out. I appreciate it.
Thanks for visiting, Jen! Love reading your blog.
Love reading your blog and liked seeing some of these as well…the last one was a bit funny since my kids gave out the cards with tattoos and I also wondered when we started spending so much money on Valentines day this year :).
Thanks for reading, Mary! The last one was very funny to me, too. I laughed out loud while reading it!