In which I link you up (vol. 20)


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War Photographer: Kelley Nikondeha (part of the company of the adopted)

God is pissed off and so am I: Pastor Phil Jackson on Gun Violence in America at Rachel Held Evans

The (real life) dictionary definition of “mother” by Lisa-Jo Baker

Do What You Do by Ashleigh Baker

(Un)Steady As She Goes: On Grieving a Good Thing by Megan Tietz at SortaCrunchy

Working for Justice in Adoption by Tara Livesay for J.R. Goudeau

“Don’t think of ugly people”: How Parenting Advice Has Changed by Therese Oneill for The Atlantic

Call the Midwife: Always Sorrowful, Always Rejoicing by D.L. Mayfield for Out of Ur

When is it time to walk away? by Jen Hatmaker

An Angry God vs. A God Who Gets Angry by Zack Hunt for The American Jesus

Smokin’ Hot Wives and Water to the Soul by Zach Hoag

Christians Should Abandon Christianity (an interview with Peter Rollins) by Candace Chellew- Hodge for Salon

This One Time, I Had Babies by Tamara Rice

The Real Mother by Laura Tremaine of The Hollywood Housewife

The Crack That Lets The Light In by Settle Monroe for SheLoves Magazine

14 Repurposing Crafts by Nicole Bennett at Simple Homemade

When the Bible Interferes with the Spirit of Jesus by David Hayward at Naked Pastor

Who Said It? Jack Handy or Donald Miller 

As a former market-eer myself, yeah, this: Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters at Bored Panda

Dear Vague Facebook Status Poster at It Just Gets Stranger

my own most-read post

One Good Phrase: Calm Your Heart

weekend meditation

No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained; and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is mystery, and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed.”

—   Madeleine L’Engle

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 Have a lovely weekend!

  • David Hayward

    Thanks so much for posting my cartoon!!

  • Ed_Cyzewski

    So many great posts this past week. The Jack Handy/Don Miller tumblr made my week. Somebody had to say it.

  • Esther Aspling

    I love the Dr. Who image!

    A lot of these were really great posts! Thanks for sharing :-)

  • zhoag

    Thanks so much, Sarah. Have a great weekend :).

  • Margaret_at_FeliceMiFa

    Fantastic quote from dear Madeleine. Thanks for the reading material!

  • Ashleigh Baker

    That quote is splendid. (And I so respect the way she left the truth of her own dark eras to be found between the lines.)

    Thank you for the linky love, always. <3

  • Tamara Rice

    Thank you for the link love, Miss Sarah. Made my day.

  • Lyli Dunbar

    Oh, I love that L’Engle quote…. :)

  • Nicole Bennett

    Thanks for linking to Simple Homemade! I’m honored to be in such a collection of links. <3

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