So it's been a little quiet around here lately. I've been prepping a couple of Bible study lectures to share with the women in my church, and I seem to only get inspiration for one thing at a time. Thus, the lack of posting here. Next week I plan to start posting again. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things around the web from the past couple of weeks:
Naming Children - my friend Kyle writes about the names parents choose for their kids, inviting us to decide if it's gotten out of hand. Hilarious writing here, people.
I See You and I Judge - by Jan Quick, on women and judging and shame and the solution
That One Sin - by Lindsey Carlson, on how we easily become defeated in our struggle against sin, and that one sin that just keeps coming back.
The Secret Women's Porn Problem - by Trillia Newbell. It's not just a man's issue, and we need to be talking about it more. The first-person accounts in this piece open a window to see how this addiction starts, but the stunning part comes in Trillia's thoughts at the end--freedom in Christ.
Also, I've had a couple of posts up on other websites if you're interested in checking those out:
Tissues, Lassos and Labcoats: Lessons in Repentance - at True Woman I tell a childhood story and how it taught me I don't have to fear confession of sin
Birth Choices, Baby Care and the Wisdom of God - at CBMW Karis I share how something my friend Mandi said completely changed my perspective on raising my kids
Finally, here's a book I'm in the middle of. I'll be posting a full review soon, but in the meantime you can check it out:
Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick