We’ve had a busy couple of weeks! On Facebook I mentioned our suspicions of James being abused and how after working with his school team, CPS, the police, and a SANE nurse at a nearby ER, we thankfully didn’t find any signs of abuse. (You can read more about it on my Facebook page). Last week I also got to hang out with my best friend since college. Glad we’re getting time together while we both live in Texas.
This week we added two guinea pigs to the family. David has named them Phil and Scooter. James had oral surgery on Thursday and his recovery was harder than usual. I didn’t mind being his pillow while he slept though and today he’s much better!
- Love this Clean out the Fridge Party from Kristin Schell. It’s totally come as you are and bring what you have.
- So many bloggers and pastors I know are finding this to be true: Why Local Influence Is More Essential Than a National Platform.
- Leading a Special-Needs Ministry by Amy Fenton Lee is being re-released from B&H and I’m super excited! B&H is the perfect partner to get the book to more people and hopefully B&H and LifeWay will continue to develop resources for special-needs families and ministries.
- This post was interesting to me: Death, the Prosperity Gospel, and Me.
The prosperity gospel has taken a religion based on the contemplation of a dying man and stripped it of its call to surrender all. Perhaps worse, it has replaced Christian faith with the most painful forms of certainty. The movement has perfected a rarefied form of America’s addiction to self-rule, which denies much of our humanity: our fragile bodies, our finitude, our need to stare down our deaths (at least once in a while) and be filled with dread and wonder. At some point, we must say to ourselves, I’m going to need to let go.
This week I didn’t have any editing jobs so I got to read more! I’m reading Big Magic from Elizabeth Gilbert and Winter by Marissa Meyer (finally!). I’m enjoying both!
From My Bible:
My Bible reading plan has us finishing up Exodus and starting Deuteronomy this week. In my year through the Psalms, I’m in the 50s and love these verses from Psalm 52:
But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly. Psalm 52:8-9