It’s that time again! Time to share the meaningful reads I’ve discovered online this week. Each piece is mixed with challenge and encouragement. (I’ve also thrown in a podcast for good measure.)
The title of Shauna Niequist’s blog post says it all: Why It Doesn’t Matter How You Feel About Your Friends
And here’s Craig, speaking truth: “Everybody wants a revolution. But no one wants to do the dishes. Doing justice takes more than a few days. It takes a lifetime commitment to costly and boring, ordinary love.”
I’ve mentioned my friend Trina before but guess what’s new in her world? She launched an online space and she’s over at Simplifying Home helping us start where we are, embrace the process, and find peace along the way. Her most recent post is all about finding simplicity online (which I could totally use more of this summer)!
If you’re carrying a burden today or have ever felt like a burden to your friends or family, this one’s for you. We miss out when we hold back.
Where are my podcast fans? My friend Merritt launched her podcast yesterday and it is so good. I might have cried a little listening to it during my morning walk. Ha. Her podcast (The Momentum Podcast: Pursuing What Matters Most) is all about taking initiative in life and work, following God’s lead and paying attention to what happens next. Find episode 0 here. Be sure to listen all the way through for the *secret ending*.
How not to freak out when friends and neighbors knock on your door? Cara shares on allowing messiness to invade your life, in the very best of ways.
60 creative ways to love a friend in crisis. Grateful Michele complied this beautiful list — so many loving ways to care for our friends, some I’ve never even considered before! Which ways speak to you?