We’re all in grief. And anger over the latest mass shooting.
We were already in mourning from May 14 when a white supremacist took away 10 Black lives at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, NY.
Then on May 24 an 18-year-old killed at least 21 people and wounded around 16 more at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
I pray that God will lead me to TAKE ACTION in some positive way to help stop these massacres.
Ask yourself: what can I do to help prevent another mass shooting?
Then do it.
One suggestion is to call your two senators and ask for a “yes” vote (if you’re so inclined) on the two background check bills H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. These two bills have passed the House but have yet to come up for a vote in the Senate (as of this writing). They would expand background checks (as most Americans consistently say they prefer) on who is able to purchase or transfer guns. Read more about the bills here.
Now for today’s post and linkup.
Near the end of each month I share four somethings with others at Heather’s.
And here’s my latest One Second Everyday monthly video . . .
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- COMPANION ILLUSTRATED BOOK
While I’m reading the full-text book of The Happiness Trap, I’m also following along in a pictorial version, The Illustrated Happiness Trap. It’s an easy-to-follow, cartoon-like summary of the original book.
After hearing each chapter in words in the big book, it’s been helpful (and fun) to see the material in pictures. I would love for even more books to offer this option.
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- PANDEMIC WISDOM FROM ECKHART TOLLE
Jeff and I went to Atlanta on May 12 to hear Eckhart Tolle speak.
Well, to hear Eckhart on Thursday night was *my* primary reason for the Atlanta weekend. Jeff’s main goal was to see the the Atlanta Braves play baseball on Friday night. Both events were very entertaining.
One thing (among many) that I gleaned from Eckhart’s talk is that the world has a lot of residue of fear/anxiety and/or anger from the past two years with the pandemic. Our first step in overcoming this residue? Acknowledge it.
I do realize that living through a pandemic has changed me in certain ways. Has it changed you, too?
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- BARBRA’S 30-DAY CHALLENGE
I signed up for a paid 30-day challenge with Barbra Drizin from June 1-June 30 on “The Choice Is Yours.”
Barbara will take us through daily lessons, exercises, and activities along with a private Facebook group and occasional Zoom gatherings about brain training, neurolinguistic programming, somatics, and more.
Barbra is a great teacher who puts a lot of work into effectively sharing what she’s learned into visual and bite-sized pieces. Her work pushes me, which also prompts growth. I’m looking forward to what I’ll learn (and be provoked by) through this challenge.
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- COMMITTING TO THE NEXT BIBLE MEMORY CHALLENGE
I’ve been struggling to re-memorize all 39 verses of Romans 8 (it’s been 10 years since the first time) with a group alongside Janet Pope.
So I decided to supplement it with a simple 8-verse challenge in Romans 8 for 8 weeks with our Hide His Word fellow memorizers.
I’ve already printed out the 8 verses, 3×5 cards, journal pages, etc., so beginning on June 5 I’ll be ready to dig in.
Sometimes just making the commitment is an achievement in itself, so I’m counting these first steps as a win.
If you’re interested in memorizing 8 beautiful truths together about God’s love for us, it’s not too late to join us. Details are here.
Grace & Truth Featured Post
We all have a river of thoughts that runs through our heads 24/7. Amy Jung offers wisdom in this week’s featured post on how to tame that river, guiding our thoughts into more productive and godly streams.
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