In which I link you up (vol. 24)

Our Thursday walk

and now, let’s give some link love

This Kid Just Died. What He Did Was Wondertacular. at UpWorthy

Her Way by Kelley Nikondeha for SheLoves Magazine

We Need Thicker Skin by Zack Hunt of The American Jesus

When I See Your Face by Megan Gahan

Adventure Stories by Dulcé Chale for A Deeper Family

Affiliation, Certainty & Conformity to Freedom, Diversity, & Mystery by Kathy Escobar

Grey Days, Always, and Never by Ashleigh Baker

To Carry Hope by Settle Monroe for SheLoves Magazine

God is Not a Belief System by Jim Palmer

Why Some Evangelicals Are Trying to Stop Obsessing Over Pre-marital Sex by Abigail Rine for The Atlantic (and yes, it’s a bit of a turn to see my name and story referenced in this great article)

The Justice Side of Porn by Marney McNall for Relevant

Be, Still. by Hilary Sherratt of The Wild Love

25 Things Every New, Middle, and Graduating Parent and Their Grad Need to Know by Ann Voskamp

2013 Summer Reading Guide by Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy

5 Ways to Keep Literacy Skills Sharp Over the Summer Break by Kara Fleck of Simple Kids

Don’t forget to enter to win this tote from tukula! Entries still open.

Mother Shuns Disney Princesses: Dresses Daughter Up As Female Heroes at Daily Mail

50 Things Only 80s Kids Can Understand at Buzzfeed

Me and the Internet (language warning) by Jenny Lawson of The Bloggess


I lived in Oklahoma for four years of my life: the kindest, warmest people & such beautiful land. Heavy heart because of the tornado this past week. I have no doubt that if anyone can show the rest of us how to take care of each other, and rebuild, and press on, it’s Oklahoma.

And Together as One, We Groan by Megan Tietz

Photos: Tornadoes wreak havoc in US at The Big Picture

Oklahoma Relief Efforts by Laura of Hollywood Housewife

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Wendy’s fast food + Wonder Pets on the computer = how I rock the solo parenting when Brian is travelling for a week

my own most-read post

In which words like “real” and “true” mean things ::

Critical thinking is one of the better habits I picked up in higher education, along with an awareness of my own ignorance, an appreciation for the humanities, and the ability to cook an entire meal using only a hot pot and the expired contents of a communal fridge. My critical thinking went into overdrive in that bookshop because there is actually no such thing as true womanhood or real femininity. We only have our culturally and contextually conditioned versions of those words, they are not clear.

We use words like “true” and “real” in reference to womanhood or motherhood or marriage, and I think it’s wrong to do this.

weekend meditation

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” – Barbara Kingsolver (from Animal Dreams)

and finally

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 Have a lovely weekend!

  • Tamara Rice

    Such a lovely meditation. I used it on my blog just a few weeks ago.

  • Esther Aspling

    I loved the ‘Her Way’ article over at SheLoves, and I’m looking forward to sorting through the 2013 summer reading list! :-)

  • Megan Gahan

    seriously? i’m on here? that is the most mixed up craziness i ever heard! thank you for reading and for sharing sarah. i’m not really able to express more without branding myself as one of those embarrassing gushing fans. so thank you. i love you