must read of the week
Why Girls in Nigeria Should Matter to You by Kristen Howerton
The ministry of watching sparrows fall to the ground by D.L. Mayfield
more link love
Educated Girls Will Change the World by Erin Wilson
Short and to-the-point. Jesus and a “Woman’s Place” by Kate Wallace for The Junia Project
Years ago, the answer to this very question changed everything for me. Should Jesus inform our Christianity? by Rachel Held Evans
Brian McLaren’s response here is a perfect example of why his work and ministry saved my faith a time or two.
You want to know how to handle unexpected shifts in your story with love and grace and incarnation? This is how: Better Than a Light and Safer Than a Known Way by my dear friend, Tara Livesay
White Privilege Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means by Kristen Howerton
“Choose joy, they say. But joy without lament is too thin for me.” Everyday Lament by Kelley Nikondeha
A worthwhile question: Is your extreme diet really an eating disorder? by Laura at Hollywood Housewife
Practical and tender: 10 ways to show love to the mom at home with little ones by Megan Tietz
Richard Beck is just a must-read. Always. His series about charismatics has taught me so much.
This is just life as a parent, single or not. So good. Parenting in Neverland by Andrea Levendusky
Christie is one of my newer discoveries and I LOVE EVERYTHING FROM HER. But here’s just one to get you started… Our Stories Come from Hunger by Christie Purifoy
Practical and challenging: The powerful difference between organizing and decluttering by Tsh Oxenreider
Laura is my blogging guru/fellow geek. Her series about blogging is just brilliant.
“Love does not just happen. It’s forged.” The lie and the truth about marriage by Glennon Doyle Melton
What writing a book looks like by Rachel Lee Haas (and check out the Instagram hashtag, too)
A clothes designer from Milton Keynes has launched ‘The Clergy Collection’ – for fashion-conscious female ministers.
Jesus Feminists, out and about
Check out Sarah Schwartz’s brilliant 16 minute talk at Biola about Faith & Feminism above.
Jesus Feminist and Why We Need Female Theologians by Heather Lea Campbell
Jesus Feminist Book Review by Rachel Hattiwanger
(If something you wrote has to do with the little yellow book, send me a link! Would love to feature you.)
my own most-read post
Why does no one care about our girls, Abba? I am angry because I believe that if they were 200 students from Ontario or Ohio, the world would have turned itself inside out until they were found but because our girls are in Nigeria, they are just another story, another “what a shame” story.
But I don’t want to remain isolated in my anger, I want my anger to work for our girls. Use my anger, Jesus, turn the force of it towards justice.
want to do: 8 Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids
want to remember: Love your badass.
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“Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.”
- Emily Dickinson
Reminder: sharing a link doesn’t mean the content or the site receives my whole-hearted 100% endorsement. It means that the particular link is worth a read and a think. That’s all.