April 26, 2014

That Thing I Do Now - Vol 41

Hey ya'll!    So... are you ready? I am a little behind in my list making because I had a few friends who were in near desperate need of an escape Girlfriends Getaway so we packed an overnight bag and hit the road... (which cut in to my reading time. That, and the fact that INRL is happening today and I am hosting once again so I didn't have a lot of 'free' reading time.)

But here is what I managed to pull together... even a small Gathering of Awesome is still, well, Awesome!

Happy Reading!
Here goes!

* This one by Emily Freeman on Home and transition and fields of gold...  "Home isn’t either beautiful or not, happy or sad, full or empty. Home is both and home is and, whether home is church or family or a cul-de-sac. Home has good parts, hard parts, marvelous and miracle parts. Home is where we celebrate and where we grieve, where we are broken and healed, hurt and made whole again."

This post by Lisha Epperson as she opens up the conversation on Infertility and invites everyone to share their stories... "Here’s a revelation. I walked this journey in several bodies. Each season marking the completion of a cycle, one broken rotation after another as my body fought to keep up…hit that 360 degrees. I’ll very likely walk many more cycles before my time on earth is up. But I’d say I’m learning the fine art of shape shifting. I’ll transition more easily next time around. Ooze like fiery lava as God pours the next mold."

* This post by Ruthie Dean over at Relevant Magazine with 8 Things Healthy Couples Don't Do... "Too often, we take our spouses for granted and forget that good relationships don't just happen. They take work.  It's often harder to see the good relationships, because they aren't out slamming doors and stomping around and airing grievances on social media.  Here are eight things healthy couples don't do..."

* This one by Emily Wierenga with an invitation to help change the world...  "A mother’s sacrifice is her child’s reward. They will not remember how clean your floors were. They will remember how you took time to sound out the words in their Winnie the Pooh book, or how you stretched out your arms and said, “I love you.”  And this, friends? This changing of the world?"

* This post by Zohary Ross on how we are like a mirror for our children... and we want them to see Him... "The truth is that all of my children will learn from what they see in my reflection but my daughter; she will learn to be a woman from what she sees in my reflection."

* This one by Ann Voskamp on Conscious Coupling and a ten second kiss... "When you call the woman that you’re married to your wife it can sound like you’re naming something that you own.  When you call the woman that you’re married to your Bride, it can sound like you’re naming her your beloved.  Call the woman that you’re married to your bride and you remember the moment you kissed her slow."

* This post by Donald Miller over at his Storyline blog on How To Handle A Bad Mood At Home...  "We all tend to mirror each other’s emotions, after all.  That’s how we connect and relate. And because I was in a grumpy mood, all the weather in the house went dark."

* This one by Amber Haines on how to make a difference by Hosting a Garage Sale... 
"If I weren’t confident that they are being cared for, I would implode. I wish their former care-givers could know that we as the body of Christ are actively engaging our own communities for the sake of their beautiful babies.
If you arrange to have a garage sale, think of the inheritance we have in the children of Ferrier Village."

* This post right HERE from Abiding Love, Abounding Grace where I write about Sneaky Love Idols, Saying Yes in your Mess, and (in)RL (plus a Giveaway!) "All those Maybe's are dangerous.  But when I remember... when I remind myself again and again - that I am Preapproved, that I am enough, because He is enough, then all my Maybe's change.  He swoops in and shifts my mindset back to all the possibilities of Maybe."

Finally... our video! Because that is how we roll... This is the official (in)RL Music video... 

* - (in)RL is happening this weekend all around the world... you can still register for free and watch online. It's not too late to join in!                    

So - what did you think? Had you read these yourself already?  Did you find something that is not listed above? If so - share some Linky Love in the Comments below!


  1. Thank you for sharing these good reads from around the Web this week. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks Jo Rose! I am glad you are enjoying them! It's been a super busy (but in all super fun ways) kind of weekend! Hope yours has been lovely as well!


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