Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I am admittedly still coming down from my sweet potato high. Today, however, I am home with my bambinos, baking, and relaxing. The hubster, unfortunately, has to work today on this little thing he started.
On a holiday weekend, one of my favorite things to do is read–books, magazines, catalogs, and even my favorite blogs. If you are relaxing today and have a chance to catch up on some reading, I thought I’d share some of my favorite blog posts from other blogs over the last week or so. Make a leftover turkey sandwich, put on your Snuggie, curl up with your laptop, and read away.
Here are my Favorite (Posts) for Friday…
Michael Hyatt, The Incarnational Principle of Leadership: Hyatt is CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing (all those Bibles and almost every christian book). He writes about “intentional leadership.” This post got Jonathan and I talking about our marriage. It is candid, honest, and so worthwhile.
Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, The Big “O”: I love love this post. I wish I had written it. I won’t spoil the surprise. Just read it and know that I want to be Jamie when I grow up.
Information is Beautiful, Peak Break-Up Time on Facebook: Are you in a dating relationship? Are you trying to avoid breaking up? Try this info graphic on for size. It is, as my 4 year old would say, “…ilarious.”
Rachel Held Evans, Did Anne Frank Go to Hell?: Okay, clearly this post is dealing with heady subject matter. I tend to disagree quite often with Rachel Held Evans, however, I still enjoy reading her. She is thoughtful, intelligent, and a great writer. This post is short, but the comments following the post are the real meat. If you enjoy a good theological debate, take a bite. You may need to chew on it for a bit, though.
Real Zest: This is a blog that I just stumbled upon last week. It’s called Real Zest: Women Who Think. I’m not sure what their whole gist is yet, but they write about relationships, family, parenting, and the like. There is some really good, fresh, and interesting content, though. I’m looking forward to reading more this weekend.
Candid Motherhood, Be Still: A Memoir: Karis is my friend, but I’m not recommending her post because of that. I’m asking that you read this post if you have ever felt alone, felt unsure, felt abandoned, felt hopeless, felt guilty, felt depressed, felt despair, felt that you needed God to show up in a big way. Just read it, please.
Unreasonable Faith, The Legend of Tokyo Rose: This is from one of the atheist blogs that I read. Every once in a while an atheist blog ruffles my feathers and I am made to feel on the offensive, but mostly they make me think. They challenge me to better understand my own faith. This post is eye-opening and thought provoking and draws comparisons (although not explicitly stated) to Christianity and its “storytelling.”
So there are my Favorite (Post) Things for Friday. I hope you find some great things to read among this list. If you do, please share with me in the comments.
Also, what are some of your favorite blogs to read? What gets you excited—politics, design, sports, fashion, theology, news? Share with me and I’ll hopefully find some great new stuff to read as well.