April 5, 2014

That Thing I Do Now - Vol 38

Happy Weekend, Ya'll!  How are you?  I am still limiting my screen time but oh my goodness - there was just so much awesome spread out across the World Wide Web this week!
Happy Reading!

* This one by Sarah Bessey with a letter to those who stay... "A few days ago, I wrote to the ones leaving. I believe every word of it still – I lived it.
And today I have something to say to the ones who stay: you are doing good and holy work. Thank you for staying.

This post by Emily Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky, on the stories we tell...  "I think about those of you in the southern hemisphere, how your April season is our October. Is that right? Are you heading into cooler weather, watching as the trees close their eyes for a season?  Even the most predictable process to me is the opposite somewhere else. We all have our perspectives, don’t we?  This year’s (in)Real Life theme comes to mind – We Need Your Story - And we do, whoever you are. Because it’s different from ours, from hers, from mine."

* This post by the always amazing Alia Joy on Creating a Mother... "I don’t know He is preparing me for holy work. I don’t know I am created to be a minister of grace, a prophet, a peacemaker, a servant, a warrior. I don’t know He is teaching me the gospel."

* This one by Jen Hatmaker in which I feel all the feelings and scream all the Amens! "As a faith community, it is time we relearn what “speaking the truth in love” means. Something that actually feels like love is a start."

* This post by Glennon Doyle Melton over at Momastery on Books for a Better Life (and winning!)  "I keep my award statue thing right there in case my family wants to talk about it. Some more. We talk about my award statue A LOT. Every day since the ceremony, so far. And it also means that now when my husband disagrees with me I can say to him, “PEOPLE VOTED THAT I AM THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT RELATIONSHIPS..."

* This from my new friend Erin Salmon over at Erin Writes on going through all the stages of grief, and how self-awareness is like a geological dig... "I am writing this, screaming it from the rooftop, to say this: the gospel is never at stake when I offer grace to someone I am at odds with.  Because the heart of the gospel is that God offered grace to those who were at odds with Him."

* This post right HERE from Abiding Love, Abounding Grace where I write about my own #SurprisedbyMotherhood journey, and celebrate the birth of Lisa-Jo Baker's Book Baby! "It has been my honor, on the good days and the bad, to be called Mama and to pour into a life, to help build a heart that beats for Him."

Lastly... A video! Because that I can't stop... I won't stop... Seriously... I can't!  I keep having these amazing friends who are birthing books and you are (I know - I keep sayin' it! But for real..) -you are gonna want to get your hands on this one!  And that book mentioned above? Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker... yeah...this:

(I know, right? And you thought it was just another book...)

Did you find anything in the Interwebs this week that was incredible that I somehow missed? As usual, link it in the comments and share the love!  


  1. Thank you so much, Karrilee. Your friendship is a gift.

  2. Love your links you leave- so encouraging!!!


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