Saturday, March 9, 2013

Good Stuff Saturday 3-9




Pictures
I Waste So Much Time- If Disney Acquired Hogwarts

College Humor - 8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks 

The Cool Hunter -Amazing Places to Experience Around the Globe 

Pictures of Poverty- When A Woman is Given an Option to Change...



Poetry

This Time Around- Chasms - This one reminds me of Spanish ultra√≠smo. I love it!!


You will enjoy reading these

Lily and Light- After You: Submitting to Our Children - it was all about me and what i wanted.  even now with Eli here i fail to remember that:

God didn't give me a son. He entrusted me with one of His.

Prodigal Magazine- What I Should Have Said -

My best friend is one of the 80% and I am one of the 20% —

But we sat in the same youth group and heard the same purity talks. Why did we choose so differently? What were the things we believed or didn’t believe about sex that led to our decisions? How do we feel about those choices now?
It occurs to me as we talk that this conversation with my best friend should have happened ten years ago.

Campfire Cowboy Ministries- A Mad Bumblebee on Crack - Sometimes in life we allow ourselves to get so focused on what we want that we quit paying attention to everything else going on around us.  Our faith, marriage, children, careers, etc., are neglected until “WHAM!” we get knocked on our butt ‘cause we weren’t paying attention.  The bible promises that if we’ll pay attention to God and take care of what’s really important we’ll always be named top hand.  If we don’t, “WHAM!” 

Little Stones, Little Stars - Buy the Dress - Dangerous agreements we make when we refuse to wonder if more could happen in our lives. Dreaming halts, we accept the mundane because we’re dressed for it, and, our hearts wither to match what’s required.
Heaven help us.
These agreements limit us. They blind us from the truth, that not only is there more, but that we are more. Our lives were created for a glory unmatched by anything in the human realm. And, oh, how we long for it, we want to believe it, but when we look around ourselves, we just don’t feel what we long to live out.

Little Stones, Little Stars - Four Squares at a Time  - It took two months until the last square was removed. But, every day, I felt satisfaction that I had done something, even though it was small. Each day was a step forward to beauty. Some days, I wanted to do more, other days I wanted to skip the process entirely. On those days, I would repeat to myself over and over again, Four squares, it’s just four squares. It’s so easy. I can do this.

Drip Jesus - On Being A Judas - 

Many of us have become proficient at being a Judas.

How?
We’ve traded our relationship with Jesus by placing a higher priority on our families than Him.
We’ve traded our relationship with Jesus by placing a higher priority on our friends than Him.
We’ve traded our relationship with Jesus by placing a higher priority on our jobs than Him.
We’ve traded our relationship with Jesus by placing a higher priority on our reputations than Him.

Love, Laundry, Family, and Faith - You are Not Ordinary - We aren’t special because of the external things that have gone well for us. We aren’t ordinary because we live regular lives. We are all special (and we are) because we are made in the image of God, called by Him to wholeness and a true identity in Christ. We are most fully released to be most true selves when we internalize our status as thoroughly adored by the Creator who knows us better than we know ourselves.

Matador Network - 20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback - DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static.
The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation.

Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-obsolete-english-words-that-should-make-a-comeback/#FxCZ62Jk9Bb30fIJ.99 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for another page full of goodies to enjoy *and* the shout-out!

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  2. You are very welcome on both counts!

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