Happy October friends! Is it just me or does it seem like this year is moving at rapid speed lately? Anyhoo, once again we have made it to Friday. Imagine my chagrin when I opened up my Friday Five draft only to discover that although I have been hopping around blogland this week, I have done a poor job of recording at least five of the goodies I discovered. But I will share the ones I did manage to write down.
This weeks favorite finds are:
When That Ugly, No Good Comparison Commandeers Your Confidence by Kristen at Chasing Blue Skies
Haven’t we all found ourselves stuck in comparison lane. She shares her story of fighting to keep her confidence. I really like these words she wrote:
We are small because of our great God, not because of great people. People are all the same in that we all need Jesus to bridge the miles between us and God. A smaller me leaves space for God to dish out his bigger, better plans for me. And wrapped in those tailor-made plans for each of us is an abundance of talent and smarts He graciously gives, all useful in His kingdom plans. –Kristen
How to Make Your Life Count by Jennifer Dukes Lee
A beautiful reminder that it’s not our blog stats or followers count that truly matters. Love these beautiful words she wrote:
I count because of my faith.
I count because of Christ.
And I can count on Christ.
I want to be fully present at the table where I sit, rather than longing to be invited to the table in the distance. –Jennifer
Why You Should Accept a Life Less Predictable by Shauna at Storyline
A reminder to the me that likes to know exactly where things are going that some times the best place to be is floating along with the wind. She wrote this about being in the wind of God.
The wind takes us places we’ve never imagined, and it often knows us better than we know ourselves. It brings us to futures we longed for but couldn’t even say out loud. – Shauna
Beware at Susan’s Blog
“Beware of the Bareness of Busyness”….how is that for an attention getting first liner. The world tends to equate busyness with productivity but in reading that line along with the rest of her post, I am reminded how a send must spend some alone time in the darkness of the earth to see any real growth.
The Friday Five Fellowship
Now it’s your turn to share. Help me round out the list with some of your favorite reads or writes this week.