Wednesday’s Words

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I am a reader. Constantly reading articles, blogs and books. So many times I want to share what I’m reading or have read with others, but I would blow up my Facebook page, so I’m going to try to start sharing reading material each week.

The Story that Makes Room For All of Us, by Sarah Bessey. Really anything that Sarah Bessey writes has me saying, “Yes! Yes! I agree!” I want to be her when I grow up. This piece confirmed my mom-blogger-friend-crush on her as she shares that God’s story is the best story for us to live in. While the temptation may be to put a positive spin on something, when we’re living God’s story, that’s not necessarily required because we live in a broken, fallen world.

What Happened After My Husband Quit His Job, by Emily Freeman encouraged me to think about dreaming. She has a way with words that makes me want to write better and write more.

You Need Less, Not More, by Jen Hatmaker further challenges me to swing by heart towards contentment, not constantly wanting new and more things. Her ideas are consistent with my recent closet pack-up, which I’ll talk more about next week. Big, big fan of Jen Hatmaker.

Indianapolis, Here We Come, by Sami Orndorff was a great read for multiple reasons. Firstly, she’s a best friend of mine and she’s moving back to Indy. Secondly, she clearly articulates so much of the bittersweet-ness of moving and being obedient to God’s leading. Moving is scary. The idea of building a life somewhere new, even if it’s a familiar place, is downright terrifying. She honestly communicates the tension of excitement and fear.

What You Really Need to Know About Baltimore From a Reporter Who’s Lived Here for 30 Years, by Michael Fletcher does a great job explaining some of the complicating factors behind the current situation in Baltimore. It is not as simple as race. Race and poverty complicate social situations; they create tension. Tension comes to a head.

I just finished reading A Lion In A Pit On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson, and am in the process of reading John C. Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

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