AROUND THE WEB
- “But pain is valuable.” When Pain Enters by Patrick Mead
- How much sleep do you need? in The Washington Post
- Richard Rohr on the two halves of life
- How not to become an old biddy by Barbara
- Five myths about Super Bowl ads
- Desiring God’s offer of 24 free eBooks
THINGS I LOVE
- This little face. He’s why I’ve been too busy to blog lately as he’s spent a few nights at our house. He’s the toddler of a friend whose newborn has been sick. He’s an easy child, but even with that, it’s renewed my respect again for all full-time caregivers! (Did I used to do this?)
- Richard Rohr’s writings
Last year I finally read Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. An incredible book. In January I read Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Also good! And the Rohr book I’m reading this month may be my favorite (yet?), Simplicity: The Art of Living. (Or maybe my favorite book always is the one I’m currently reading?)
If you live near the Rockies, do you ever get tired of the view? I’m amazed every trip!
- You’re doing Twitter wrong. This makes me laugh.
[if you can’t see the video, watch here]
FAVES FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
- Favorite Tweet: Like I said, I’m really into Richard Rohr of late. And I love this quote!
- Favorite Instagram pic: We went to Krispy Kreme one Saturday morning while we were in Colorado. They were giving away “free samples” of whole, hot doughnuts. Yummy!
WHAT I’M READING
- Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine by Hector Tobar. Oh my! It’s riveting. (And I never want to go underground in a mine)
- Middlemarch is my choice for “A Classic by a Woman Author” in one of the 2015 Reading Challenges I’ve joined
- In my daily Bible reading, I just finished 2 Samuel in the Old Testament, and Revelation in the New Testament (the list isn’t in order)
ON THE BLOG
- Sometimes you do nothing – We don’t have to understand all we see. We don’t have to actively participate in all we see. Sometimes the most important thing we can do is just be present.
- What’s your good news? – Part of mine was getting to meet Kathy Escobar while we were in Colorado last month!
- Can you be quiet? – I got to spend a weekend in silence for a Centering Prayer retreat at a monastery
- When spirits intersect – Sometimes God connects us to people we hardly even know
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO
- Seeing our own kids this weekend – we were going to watch an Auburn basketball game together, but since Bruce Pearl became head coach, games have been sold out weeks in advance
- Maybe getting my house and schedule back in order? Maybe?
- Spending time with the 4 Corners next weekend for our annual slumber party
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What will you be into in February? Please share here.
sharing at Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into
- What’s your good news?
- When you can’t repay