1 Second Everyday
AROUND THE WEB
1. What to think when someone (or you) says, “This is the clear teaching of Scripture” from Experimental Theology: “Emotional Intelligence and Sola Scriptura”
2. Addicted to your cellphone? Uncomfortable pictures from The Washington Post.
3. The minority experience in a majority world. Watch this especially if you’re in the majority culture.
4. 24 words that mean totally different things now than they did pre-Internet. Like, bump, cloud, and troll.
5. A must-watch funny video: If moms talked to each other the way they talk to their kids
6. Adorable pictures of President Obama and kids from BuzzFeed “All the Times President Obama Lost His Chill around Kids”
- One Thousand Gifts (again)
But this time as a small group DVD study. I’m participating in a fabulous 5-week group of new and old friends, serendipitously started by a child (now a beautifully wise adult) who I attended church with when I was a teenager and she was a little girl.
- Books I recommend
From my October reading list, including The Martian. (Have you seen the movie? So good! But read the book first.)
- Newbery books anyone?
I recommend Amy’s reading challenge to you: Read one Newbery winner a month from a list per decade. We’re finished for this year, and will start back fresh in January. But you don’t have to wait; you can start now.
- Daily Bible Reading
In my daily Bible reading I’m in Ezekiel in the Old Testament (ugh! honestly, the imagery of God here is tough-going).
In the New Testament I’m in Romans (much more enjoyable).
- My books on Goodreads
THINGS I LOVE
- Weekend with the eldest
We spent the weekend with our oldest daughter, Morgan, and husband at their place. It was fun hanging out with Morgan’s in-laws too—so thankful she has great ones.
- My youngest daughter’s Kindergarten class
Jenna lets me help out one afternoon a week and I’m loving it!
- Guatemala follow-up
For those of you who prayed for Jenna this summer while she was in Guatemala, here’s a brief interview about it with Auburn University, College of Education.
- His/Her Packing List
This is exactly Jeff and I.
- My baby boys
Well, they’re not mine by blood, and they’re not babies anymore, but these little fellows have my heart anyway.
ON THE BLOG
1. Intercessory worship
I know about intercessory prayer, but I’d never thought about intercessory worship (+ background of song Healing Is Here, one of my current faves)
2. 6 ways to hear from God
These are from J. I. Packer’s classic book, Knowing God. We finished reading it with the online group at Tim Challies last week. I love his series of Reading Classics Together.
3. Take a daily dose to overcome anxiety
What is it? It’s grace.
This was my series for the 31 Day Challenge for October. (I have to admit I’m glad it’s over! I love participating, but whew.)
5. Not perfect
Perfectionism is rarely your friend, and especially not with scripture memory. Drop it and move forward without it.
LOOKING FORWARD TO
- A new ministry
A precious couple of teachers in our area are expanding the way they help feed the hungry in our community. Jeff and I are excited to get involved. The soft opening of the House of the Harvest is this weekend (!) but a more full opening will happen in 2016.
It’s been fun reconnecting with people in our community from different decades of our past, including Marianne from homeschooling days.
- A new Servolution
And coincidentally (not! It’s God!), our local church campus is also beginning a new ministry this month. We’ve participated in our Huntsville campus’s Servolution, but now we’ll be able to serve closer to our own neighborhoods. Including sending volunteers to help at the House of the Harvest (it all comes together).
- A road trip
Jeff is still feeding his hobby of buying/selling Cushman motor scooters, so we’ll taking a trip soon up the east coast to collect parts, and get to see some dear friends that we haven’t seen in a long while.
- Faithful flowers
Grateful for flowers that refuse to believe winter is on its way. Can I believe with them?
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What are you looking forward to this month? Please share in the comments.
- Be a placeholder – Intercessory worship
- What do true worshipers do?