Now, in Memphis, I handled this all right because I lived their my whole life. I knew the drill. Here, I still don't know the streets or the surrounding cities...well, I needed to listen to the newscast. But I couldn't because I my children were running circles screaming.
Did you know that screaming "CALM DOWN" at the top of your lungs does not, in fact, calm kids down?
Here are some links to divert your attention away from my stellar parenting.
Dishes and Litany and all that Beauty--I link to Mama:Monk a good bit because she's awesome. But, this post has set a new standard.
And that spiral leads toward a glorious center, the place where God is making all the plain things beautiful and all the sad things untrue.When You Want A Great Life Plan--Ann Voskamp also outdid herself on this one.
When one consistently chooses cyberspace over holy space--life becomes a hollow place.Lament of a Black Neo-Reformed Woman--New Redbud Trillia Newbell is awesome in her Her.Meneutics debut
Most of Our Spiritual life is not spent in ecstasy--I haven't read anything from Lauren Winner, but I really love this interview she gave.
Praying In Color--The link in the Lauren Winner article intrigued me enough for me to click on it. For someone that's exhausted, stressed, and unable to form the words for prayer, this seems interesting. Personally, I too often get caught up in praying right doctrine, which of course hinders my relationship with God. I plan on trying this in the coming days. Details to come?
Fundraising For Short Term Missions Trips: Hand Outs Hurt--Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes!! Hubby and I experienced this on a grander scale as adults when we joined the staff of a support-based missions organization. If you have any involvement with short term missions, read this ASAP.