Once a month we share articles, books, and things we love at Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into.
Here are some of my favorites from July and what I’m looking forward to in August.
1 Second Everyday
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Around the Web
• 4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Is Hurting by Mike Foster
Two of the things are: “At least…” and “Why did you…?”
• Mamas, Please Quit Mourning Your Children Growing Up by Elizabeth Spencer
We don’t hear enough of this perspective.
“I well understand the temptation to weep for the past and to regret all things I’ll never do with my children again.
But I did do them.”
• The Body of Christ Needs Bad Teeth by Jonathan Storment
“. . . but if you don’t go to a church that is filled with cavities or dentures, I think something may be wrong with your church.”
• See It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World by Lena Groeger
“But there is a more subtle way that design influences our daily decisions and behavior – whether we know it or not. I’m talking about defaults.”
What do you think? Why working out is great for health, but not for weight loss, explained in five minutes.
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On Reading, Writing, and Blogging
Researchers say that what you read influences your writing ability more than writing instruction.
10 tips on improving your blog (regardless of whether or not your goal is to increase page views). From Amber @CrazyLittleProjects.com.
Here are recommendations from Alabama librarians on their favorite books for children to start conversations about racism.
I especially recommend Warriors Don’t Cry about the Little Rock Nine and I Am Malala about the Afghan teenager who was shot by the Taliban and lives on.
• Currently Reading
- The Language of Flowers
- The Upside of Irrationality
- 10 Things Jesus Never Said
- Running Scared
- The Jesus Creed
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Things I Love
• Morgan with Aunt Nancy
• The Races?
I didn’t expect to enjoy this so much. I won free tickets to our local speedway. We convinced some friends and family to go with us and it was a fun (although loud!) evening.
• 31 Days Coming Soon!
It’s time to think about it. Do you participate in the 31 Days writing challenges every October? I’m preparing to do a series on surprising ways to encounter God (that’s my topic so far anyway).
• When Worlds Collide
Volunteers from Jenna’s church chose Manna House as one of their projects for their annual SERVE day in July. So Jeff and I had fun getting to serve alongside Jenna, Trey, and his parents.
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On the Blog
As blacks and whites in America, we are more together now…or more separated?
We don’t have the exact conversations with each other every day. Why should we have the same conversations with God every day?
Do you remember what you read? Try this: Choose one important thing per book.
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What was one of your highlights in July? What are you looking forward to in August? Please share in the comments.
- On the Blog – July 2016
- Whose Life Matters? Only or Too?