So many good things I am reading today while NAKing (Nursing At the Keyboard, according to my friend Ruth- more about her great post below.)
I am loving the past few days at Flowerdust
Show Me How to Die:
We love stories of restoration. We love being unfettered and passionately full of life.
But before freedom comes oppression; before redemption comes loss. We want to be rescued from our pain, but often prematurely.
Do we know how to die? Are we willing to?
Do we know how to fall soberly on our face and stay in the painful, the most incomplete place where we empty ourselves until we admit our own desires, our own comfort, our own abilities are useless?and I especially loved her post today, The Story of Now
Let’s also begin sharing The Story of Now.
Let’s share the brokenness that is happening in our lives at this very given moment — The places we aren’t sure how God will heal, if he will heal them. The places that frighten us. The places that we think will make a great story in the future…but we don’t want to talk about them in the present tense.This is so true! Why are we comfortable telling the story of where we have been, but so afraid of admitting where we are struggling today?
Anne's Merton Mondays have been great as well.
This is so good: How To Get More Followers (and be a little bit great) at Holy Experience
And I really enjoyed Ruth's post, IRL , about the way that the internet brought her together with women she was unlikely to meet IRL (In Real Life), the community that they formed as new mothers to encourage, pray for, and offer advice, and how these relationships have endured to this day.
I love that I get to be a Stay At Home Mom in the age of blogs and podcasts and facebook friends.
Oh, and I want to be this family: Crafton Family Enjoys Rare Closeness After Seven Years Together At Sea. (who doesn't?)
I would love to discuss with anyone what you think about the Anne Rice comment ? I try discussing these things with my kids but the debate can only go so far, you know? (smile).
Jon Acuff always has some good thoughts.
This week my brother Joe is home!! Joe is truly the funniest person I know, it is so much fun to have him around!