It's that time again, another Formica Friday---though today, on a Sunday, as it's been a busy week---a treasure trove of hodgepodge, random tidbits, and a bit of this and that. In particular, it is the place where I can celebrate the best posts I read this past week and want to share with you.
So I have an agent, and now two books on the way ...
... we'll chat about that and some changes coming to the blog on Tuesday this week.
Posts, websites, trinkets, and the Internet week in review revue. A quote, a link. Perhaps you'll click through:
- "But it was relatively simple to explain to my children. The bread represents Jesus’s body, the juice represents his blood, we eat it to remember what he did for us on the cross. Most important to the kids – it is only for Christians." Communion, Children, and Feeling Left Out ~ Finding Church by Joy
- "Lust is forming people in your own image, for your own purposes, whether for sexual pleasure, emotional security, or moral superiority. In lusting, you are creating a world where every other person exists for your approval or dismissal." Modesty, Lust and My Responsibility by Emily
- "I bring order to my soul with the ordinary work, the ordinary love, the ordinary beauty of the every day life, and funny as it may be, it’s where I find that space of pause, the shut off switch for my never-ending-inner-monologue that so irritates me, my first-world problems and my over-analysing, my evangelical hero complex." In which I simply get to work by Sarah
- "Behind me, the western sky still had the slightest tint of color, but I was driving east, driving fast, driving into the dark. I rolled down my window and the rushing sound of heavy, August air filled the van. I decided that I had had enough, so I began making a list for God of all the things in my life that sucked." What God Asked Me After I Listed All the Things That Suck About My Life by Shawn
- "The song by Fun continues, reverberating ’till those two lines that take my breath away. The lines that hound and haunt me. The lines that say, 'But I will die for my own sins, thanks a lot. We’ll rise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all.''Why do they haunt you,' someone asked me. 'Because they come from a self-assuredly dark and lost place?''No. Because I think they’ve been my words before,' I replied." That damn mirage of a god by Mandy
- "A person who claims Christ was flooding social media streams to defend what mattered to her, and she flouted the gospel of grace as she flaunted her good words." We Got It Wrong on a Wednesday by Támara
- "This deep, this middle? It is slower. It is less exciting, and often less emotional than the 'spiritual highs' we were instructed to cling to at the end of a week at church camp, the ones we still think we should be riding even now." water, saints, and kayaks. by Antonia
- "Here's the harm: the way in which Christians talk about grace often preferences the powerful, privileges the sinner, and expects the sinned-against to get over it, already." sacrificing privilege on the altar of grace by Suzzannah
And, as always, an old post from me:
Tell me, what did you read this week that you enjoyed, or what was your best post?