Saturday, July 6, 2013

Good Stuff Saturday 7-6

Run With The Big Girls - What It's All About  

I just want to remind you whether you’re in the gym or at work or sitting at home with your family, there is always something you can do to help.  Wherever you are.  

Thoughts on Life, God, and Ministry - Faith and Patriotism  

Well, it’s almost July 4th. If you’re an American, that means it’s time for burgers, hot dogs, apple pies, and fireworks.  The majority of us will take a day off to celebrate our country’s independence from British rule over 200 years ago.  If you’re a Christian, there are lots of spiritual overtones to this holiday as well.  

Living in Harmony - He Sees You {Chasing History}  

Then a little more Spiritual meaning was added as we reach high school youth group.  Yet some how we never dug in to see the details God wanted us to.  One such story for me is about Abraham and Sarah or more specifically the handmaiden, Hagar.

Living In Harmony - My Sanctuary {Behind the Scenes} 

If I had a panorama view of you would see that where I am is not some peaceful beautiful sanctuary.  I am not sitting in some awe-inspiring bible study class being lead by a great theologian.  You might would be amazed at the pile of dirty laundry off to the right.  The cluttered desk that so badly needs dusting is to the left.  Granted my Master bedroom does not look like the most sacred meeting place.  However, to me it is. 

Overcome The Lie - Outward Appearances  

I think it’s completely safe to say that in 2013, women are
constantly bombarded with an idea of how we’re supposed to look.
We can’t watch a show on tv without a makeup ad telling us
how “flawless” our skin can be. We can’t get online to check out email with out
seeing yet another picture of a celebrity looking stunning.
And if I can be honest here.
Sometimes it’s even hard to get on social media these days,
because of the “perfect pictures” coming from friends.

Buzz Feed Rewind - Could You Pass the Literacy Test Given to Black Voters in the 1960's


Below are scans of an actual “literacy test” given to black voters by the state of Louisiana in the 1960s. As Slate points out, “There was little room for befuddlement. The test was to be taken in 10 minutes flat, and a single wrong answer meant a failing grade.” Careful readers will note the irony of the typos in this test.

This Time Around - A Life in a Tweet   

Yet there I was, reading 1 Chronicles when one of my favourite things popped out at me in chapter seven: a little factoid (they’re so cute and factual!). This particular factoid came in verse 24:
Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. She built the towns of Lower Beth-Horon, Upper Beth-Horon, and Uzzen-Sheerah.
~1 Chronicles 7:24 (CEV)

Navigating the Supermarket Aisles with Michael Pollan and Michael Moss 

Michael Pollan and Michael Moss visit a typical supermarket and talk about cooking and the food industry.

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