Stuff I’ve Been Reading #8

Some of my favorites from this week. By the way, I’ve started adding links that I like over on my Facebook page. I did that because I’ve been pretty hit or miss over here. I’m trying to get better about that, but in the meantime, I thought that was a good way to share posts that grab me. Anyway, on to this week’s list!

  • This post from Andi about her rooster really sums up a lot of what I’ve been thinking about lately. I have a few things in drafts that hint at that, but I thought she said it really well.
  • A friend of mine shared this post on my wall. I sobbed through a lot of it, but the perspective shared here by a dad who had a stillborn son really echoed my own grief. I particularly resonated with this line, “My greatest fear is that I’ll somehow whore Rowan out to get something I want, an emotional reaction from someone, a sympathy, to elicit some care or specialness.” Anyway, this was an amazing read.
  • I loved what Pope Francis had to say on the anniversary of WWI about war.
  • This piece about the darkness of the soul by Ed Cyzewski is an important read. I’ve said that evangelicals are not great at grief, and I think this goes with that idea as well. You should check out Ed’s new book, A Christian Survival Guide. It’s dealing with a lot of the difficult parts of Christianity.
  • I really appreciated Ben Moberg’s perspective on the most recent Mark Driscoll situation. I don’t know if there is a single thing that we can point to, but this is definitely worth reading.

What have you read/written/watched/listened to this week that moved you? Link it up in the comments!

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About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.
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