From blog reading:
- 11 Things Happy Authors Don’t Do from Rachelle Gardner – Such good advice! I sent off our newest book for formatting this week and needed to read this post as I tried to get over the fear.
- Why You Should Waste Some Time Today by Shauna Niequist – Having trouble transition from the summer routine to the school year? This post will help.
- What Can (and Should) Christians Do about Syria from Dan King/Bible Dude – I listen to Al Mohler’s podcast each morning to keep up with world news and he has talked extensively about the situation in Syria. I’m thankful Dan shared a real way to help the people of that country.
- Easy Calzones from Pioneer Woman – I’m trying to get some freezer meals ready for when we go to Ethiopia, so I tried this recipe this week. We ate them all and they didn’t make it to the freezer, so I’ll have to make some more!
- See, I’m a Grown Up by Jasmine Baucham at CBMW – There was so, so much written about MTV’s video music awards from last weekend and Miley Cyrus’s performance. I read lots of great reactions, but I really appreciated Jasmine’s take.
- Women Who Sang for Our Civil Rights by Enuma Okora at Her.Meneutics – Beautiful post as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech.
From Bible reading:
David and I started homeschooling this week and we’re studying the book of Luke. I always love the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, and the description of John, “And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared” (Luke 1:16-17).
From book reading:
I did more fiction reading this week and finished Start by Jon Acuff. He writes, “Average is predictable. Awesome is adventurous. So when faced with the decision to be awesome or stay average, most of us opt for the familiar, for the comfortable. Oh, we like the idea of an awesome adventure, but most of us default to trying to manicure the road to awesome so it’s as safe and predictable as the road to average.”