Women in the Holy Land, Just like Me by Lynne Hybels for Red Letter Christians
Dear Pastor Mark: Pontificate This by Kristen Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan
The future of evangelical leadership doesn’t belong to the chosen few by Fred Clark of Slacktivist
After Being Raped, I Was Wounded (My Honour Wasn’t) by Sohalia Abdulali for the New York Times
A Letter About Adoption by Jillian Lauren
We’re the Call the Midwife Nuns! Real-life sisters who inspired popular BBC show share their story – Daily Mail (So what if I watched the Christmas special three times while I was sick? Totally worth it.)
Reading in Transit by Kelley Nikondeha
What Les Miserables Reveals About Modern Women by Laura Ortberg for Christianity Today’s Womens’ blog, Hermeneutics
Ordinary Time by Kelley Nikondeha
Haiti Can Be A Dangerous Place by John McHoul for Heartline Haiti
Did you go to Passion 2013? Here’s what Fyodor Dostoyevsky would say to you by Nick Rynerson for Christ & Pop Culture
The Gay Community and That One Time Jesus Called Me The N-Word by Sammy Adebiyi for Prodigal Magazine
big news from haiti!
Saturday is the Groundbreaking for our school.
From Help One Now:
Thank you. The Help One Now staff, board and the bloggers are beyond grateful for your support. This school was just a simple dream for two years. Prayers were whispered, fears were fought and obstacles were overcome.
And we did it.
Now, the real work begins. But, that is what we love; the implementation of this dream is our passion. We have hired construction crews, met with architects, met with masonry companies, and started talking to organizations who do teacher training programs.
January 2013 — Help One Now team will be in Haiti for the groundbreaking ceremony. Get ready for some video and pictures of this amazing moment.
We love and believe in transparency. We desire to honor our donors generosity. We want you to feel connected to the story, see the progress, understand the obstacles that will need to be overcome, see how the finances are used and of course, celebrate when the school opens.
How do we do that?
We created this software for you to follow the journey. Everything we do will be included. New videos, pictures, budgets, and announcements — ALL of it will be available here.
You can bookmark the URL, or better yet, click the FOLLOW button and every time we add an update, you will get the information automatically through a RSS reader (like Google Reader or Reeder).
Also, we will continue to have an on-going project on Pure Charity for the Legacy Project for those who have funds in their giving account from their shopping or who still want to give to theLegacy Project.
Again, we want to thank you for helping to make this dream to become a reality.
my own most-read post
“Sarah, you need to own your authority,” he said to me. “The authority does not come from man, I’ll give you that, but this is a different kind of authority. You need to step into it, babe. This authority comes from the Holy Spirit. God has called you for such a time as this. So start writing like it.”
I felt the jolt of truth from my husband’s words: I have authority for such a time as this, given by the Holy Spirit. As soon as he said that, it was like that birthright rose up in me and said HELL YEAH.
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“Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life