Because Friday’s are for celebrating what we have managed to accomplish thus far, looking ahead, and adopting a slower pace. At least that’s what I hope this weekend brings. This week I’m looking back at a few favorite finds that spoke words of life to me as I traveled through the course of my week. Hope you will find some encouragement as well.
For times you wonder if your ordinary story even matters, I’d encourage you to read Alia Joy’s Confession of a Newbie Contributor. Have you been guilty of this?
We tell ourselves such good fiction about how our lives don’t really count for much, not in the grand scheme of things. We’re all just so unspectacularly ordinary. We talk such a good game to keep our tongues quiet and our voices stilted. –Alia
For times you feel like you are wasting your potential swing by Holley’s You Don’t Have to Live Up to Your Potential. She says,
You are not called to live up to your potential—to do as much as you can, as quickly as you can, for as many people as you can. (Hint: potential is usually just a code word for other people’s expectations.) You, my friend, are simply called to say yes to God. –Holley Gerth
Perhaps it doesn’t happen to you but having grown up in church since a small child, I sometimes get that little glanced over looked when hearing familiar Bible stories. Yet I so appreciate it when someone like Ceil takes the familiar Easter story in Easter Speed and causes me to see it through fresh eyes.
In a time when many proposed prophets are quick to prophesy riches and good success all for the mighty dollar, it’s great to see balanced teaching. TC’s Embrace the Captivity reminds us that God doesn’t always send the word we want to hear but even during turbulent times we do not have to fear.
We don’t have to look for false prophets, or preachers, to peddle lies to ease our anxious hearts. –TC Avey
You know some times we get the very thing we didn’t want, Strahlen shares about that in T is for a Testimony I Never Wanted. Here is snippet of what she said,
I didn’t want an amazing testimony!
I wanted my husband back. I wanted the love I we shared. I wanted the friendship and laughter we enjoyed right up until a few days before he announced he was leaving.