5 Links, Books, and Things I Love – March 2020

Every month I share my list of favorite 5’s.

  • 5 interesting things online
  • 5 articles about words, books, or podcasts
  • 5 pictures of things I love
  • 5 things on the blog

What are you enjoying this month?

1 Second Everyday

[If you can’t see the 1 Second Everyday video, click here]

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5 Things Around the Web

An Open Letter to the Older Women in the Church

“I didn’t know how to respond. I wasn’t too busy for you. I was scared because I didn’t think I could do what you were asking of me.”

An Illustration of How Relationships Change Over Time

An artist illustrates the dynamics of various relationships by drawing lines.

If You Think the U.S. Is More Polarized Than Ever

We sometimes think we’re more polarized in the U.S. than ever before. But not so. Not even close.

Confessions of a Recovering Evangelist

“If I gave you 30 minutes to tell these Christians what not to do to have a spiritual conversation with you, what would you tell them?”

When Schools Close

I saw this on Facebook. It reminded me of how it used to be when I was growing up (but more like 1970, not 1990).

School closing

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5 Things with Words and Books

Free Audiobook—The Ragamuffin Gospel

Christian Audio offers a free audiobook each month. This month’s selection is one of my favorites, the late Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel.

When Your Books Talk to Each Other

I love when this happens. It’s one of the perks of reading more than one book at a time.

You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why.

From Kate Murphy, the author of this wonderful book, You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, see why we have an unconscious tendency to tune people out.

Should a Book’s Title Match Its Content? + 3 Books I Recommend

And speaking of You’re Not Listening, it’s one of my favorite 3 books I read this month.

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Book Dreams

Wouldn’t this delivery be lovely? For us readers, anyway.

Amazon book order

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5 Things I Love

4 Corners Slumber Party

We had our annual Christmas slumber party a few weeks ago. It used to actually be in December. Then we shifted it to January. Now we are lucky to squeeze it in by February. I love these lifetime friends. We made big plans for upcoming trips in 2020.

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Our Little Outdoors Girl

Our oldest granddaughter has spent a few afternoons in the woods with her dad. She was curious about this squirrel he got.

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Sick One

It’s been a rough winter. Our baby granddaughter had a rough go with sickness and was waiting her turn here at the doctor’s office. I still find her adorable, even when she’s sick.

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But Recovered

But by the next visit, she had fully recovered and returned to her happy little self. 4 months old now!

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My Baby’s Babies

I love that I get to watch my baby girl in action once a week. She’s an awesome teacher and loves her students so much. They were reciting their memory verse together here.

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5 Things on the Blog

Your Cheat Sheet: Summary for Enneagram Types {Enneagram Series #28}

Get your cheat sheet of a summary for Enneagram types. It includes triads, groups, core traits, etc., for each Enneagram number.

Improve Your Relationships with Other Numbers on the Enneagram {Enneagram Series #26}

See how to improve your relationships with other numbers on the Enneagram. Approach each personality type in a way that suits them best.

Who Has Your Enneagram Number? Numbers of Famous People and People in the Bible {Enneagram Series #6}

What are the Enneagram numbers of famous people and people in the Bible? Here are guesses. See who has your Enneagram number to help find your own.

If You Don’t Know What to Say

If you don’t know what to say, try using a blessing from scripture. Philippians 1:9-11 is a prayer for love, wisdom, and hope.

20 Ways to Practice the Enneagram for Spiritual Growth {Series Index}

How can you practice the Enneagram for spiritual growth? Discover 20 ways to use the Enneagram in this series. Don’t just learn about it; use it.

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What was a highlight from your February? What are you looking forward to in March? Please share in the comments.

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18 thoughts on “5 Links, Books, and Things I Love – March 2020

  1. bill (cycleguy)

    I’ve read some fascinating books this past month Lisa. Christianity for People Who Aren’t Christians by James Emery White. Why does God care who i sleep with? by Sam Allberry. In Pursuit of Love by Rebecca Bender (a book on trafficking). A War of Loves by David Bennett (the unexpected story of a gay activist discovering Jesus). The Creaking on the Stairs by Mez McConnell (Finding Faith in God through Childhood Abuse). Started last night “Born Again This Way” by Rachel Gilson. A struck a gold mine in each of them.

  2. Laurie

    I look forward to this feature you do every month, Lisa. I just read “An Open Letter to the Older Women of the Church”. It brought tears to my eyes. I know I have lost some confidence as I get older. Like Mama Gracie, I sometimes allow my inadequacies get the better of me! I will read the other articles too.

    The photo of “Granddad” with his 2 granddaughters is precious!

  3. Martha J Orlando

    Loved seeing your grands, Lisa. I miss mine so much now that they’ve moved . . .
    And of course, your video was entertaining as always, and the Amazon meme? Lol! That’s me, too!
    Blessings, my friend!

  4. Theresa Boedeker

    The letter to older women was so good. Often we forget that we have learned and come a long way in our walk and we can help others. The line drawings were so funny. I just started reading You’re Not Listening, and loving it. Have already recommended it to others and I am only starting chapter 3. The photo of the Amazon truck arriving with your book order, was hilarious. Send it my way when they are done delivering at your house. : )

  5. Joanne Viola

    I loved seeing your granddaughters as both are just beautiful. And one is already quite brave – holding that squirrel 🙂 Also, I just finished reading the open letter to older women. Thank you for sharing it as it spoke deeply to my heart. Have a blessed day, Lisa!

  6. Mary Geisen

    This is such a fun way to update us. I always love the 1 second a day video. I need to figure out how to do this. I also read the Open Letter to Older Women in the Church. I am the person who is older now and would love nothing more than to share my experience and just be there for younger women. I am finding that in my part of the country my desire is met with resistance. Thanks for sharing books, pictures, and fun!

  7. Donna Reidland

    I loved the photo of the kids with the books on their heads. It reminded me of all the “nuclear drills” we had in the 50s and 60s. As I remember we were to get under our desks and put our heads down in our laps. Today I guess today we would all be taumatized. Maybe we were and just didn’t know it. 🙂 And the “Amazon order” who wouldn’t love it!

  8. Lois Flowers

    So many good links, Lisa … as usual! That Amazon truck picture cracked me up. I’ve already got “You’re Not Listening” on hold at the library, and I think now I need to add the menopause book to that list as well. Happy March to you, my friend!

  9. Allyson

    The memes are so funny, especially the Amazon delivery. Your granddaughter looks so cute with her sweet little pigtails. I’m visiting from Hearth and Soul.

  10. Anita Ojeda

    You’re the meme queen this week! I’m still laughing over the tornado one ;). I’ve clicked the link on polarized America in order to read it later. Thank you for sharing!

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