Each weekend, I like to share articles or posts that I consider noteworthy during my week of reading (blogs or otherwise around the web), whether they encourage, challenge, inspire, or just flat-out make me laugh. Sometimes these are “current” links (recently written), and sometimes they’re older articles that I just happened to stumble upon in the past week. I hope you enjoy!
“Confessions” by Sarah Bessey – “Pride is a tricky thing, it makes liars out of us. If we don’t ever admit to our stumbles or our failings, our weaknesses and struggles, then how will we know when we’ve found our people?”
Sometimes the first few sentences of a piece have me arrested immediately, all my defenses broken. This is one of those pieces. I’ve only just recently started reading Sarah, though I’ve known her name for a long time, and I am absolutely falling in love with her writing. Her love for Jesus spills through every word she writes – and seriously, what is there not to love about a Canadian girl who can rock both a nose ring and Ingrid Michaelson glasses and is a self-confessed Whovian? I mean, really.
“Here’s What Your Soul Needs You to Know” by Emily Freeman – “Our inner life hums quietly beneath the surface, speaking only to those who make space to listen.”
The 26 Worst Things That Can Happen to a Book Lover – this made me laugh out loud several times.
“Mindfulness in the empty moments” by Carmella Rayone – “I wouldn’t do more, I would simply learn to see. I would see the creative nourishment and mindfulness waiting in the empty minutes of the day. And I would pick up the needles and knit, if only but a few stitches…. I would color slowly across the linen with embroidery floss, just one stem of a flower. I would open the journal, pick up the pencil, and sketch – what did that cloud look like today?
It was less about making room and time, I realized, and more about recognizing the room and time that I already had.”
Enjoy your weekend, friends!