David had a weekend of performances in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever last weekend. It was such a cute show and he had lots of fun. He’s decided to take a break from theatre and play Upwards basketball at my parents’ church in the new year, so we’re looking forward to that.
James had a field trip this week and got to take a picture with Santa. I’m pretty sure that’s the first time he’s taken a pic with Santa, so he probably didn’t know what the big fuss was about!
Lee and David got to see the new Star Wars movie and they told me all about it. I didn’t care about any spoilers. 🙂
I’ve been sick all week, maybe with the flu, so I don’t have anything interesting from my week to report. I did read a lot though …
- Modern Mrs. Darcy is one of my favorite sites and she has a round up of her top 10 posts of the year if you want to find out why I like her so much!
- I loved this post by Andrea Burke at Grace Table, An Intentional Bed:
But I can’t get it out of my head—that he slept in a place where the animals ate. His first bed was a place of consumption; a place where food was broken and devoured for something else to be sustained.
- This piece from Christianity Today is eye-opening and excellent journalism: ‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’ How one of the world’s most beloved worship songs reportedly helped to fuel spiritual abuse at Wayne Jolley’s The Gathering International.
- And this piece from a surprising source (GQ) is so well written: What Would Cool Jesus Do? It’s about Hillsong NYC, a popular church choice for those in pop culture.
- I re-shared a post I wrote for Not Alone and it got more page views this time around than when it was originally posted, so I thought I’d share the link here: God’s Purpose in My Child’s Disability. It was adapted from our Bible study for special-needs parents, Held.
I didn’t read much this week. I was in bed as early as possible this week and even took a couple naps, which I never do. We did listen to the last Harry Potter book on audio. David is listening to it for the first time (he has seen the movies).
From My Bible:
“Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.”
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (emphasis mine)
(I wrote more about taking joy here on the site this week.)