AROUND THE WEB
- 15 Reasons Cousins Make the Best Friends
- The first questions she asks them each morning are: “Did you eat?” and “Are you clean?”. Sad but true: “This is what poverty looks like“
- The 8 things millennials want – and don’t want – and how different they really are from their parents
- These are the best college majors if you actually want a job after graduation
- Interesting that digital natives prefer reading in print
- Wherever you fall on the vaccinate or don’t vaccinate continuum, maybe you can laugh with Jimmy Kimmel about this without being offended (but if not, don’t watch)
[if you can’t see the video below, watch here]
THINGS I LOVE
- Tracking things
I’m a list person, all the way. And visuals—love them. This is my take-away calendar for Lent (get your blank one here) as I read through 40 Days with the Holy Spirit (not specificially a book for Lent, but the one I’m using)
- Reading through the gospels
A 40-day plan on YouVersion leading to Easter
- Before and After pics
My extended family gathered one last time at my parents’ old house before we put it on the market. We recreated lots of before and after pics. Bittersweet moments! This one is of my two sisters Sandy and Elisabeth, me, my sister-in-law Bonnie, and her daughter Amanda—then and now.
I wouldn’t love it all the time, but getting a foot of snow in Alabama is very rare and very beautiful! Jeff and our golden retriever had a great play day.
- Stop comparing yourself to others. Stay in your lane. I love this sermon by Robert Madu at my church last Sunday. Watch the video here.
- Prepping for the next Bible memory challenge with Do Not Depart.
Details coming soon. (Sneak preview: watch for a practical and inspiring chapter from the New Testament!) I loved memorizing Psalm 27 this winter with the lovelies at Do Not Depart.
WHAT I’M READING
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
What a thought-provoking book! About aging and dying and how we can do better with both. Same author as The Checklist Manifesto, another wonderful book.
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
I hit the halfway mark. These slow-paced British classics are great leisure reading. It helps ease the pain of Downton Abbey being over again (but I SO enjoyed the finale!)
- My 2-yr daily Bible reading plan has me in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles this week in the Old Testament, and the end of Matthew and the middle of John in the New Testament
ON THE BLOG
- It’s been 50 years since Selma. 52 years since integration in my town.
- I looked at Andrew’s bare white hands, and I knew I’d seen Jesus.
- Once she saw the flowers were for her, it changed everything. It became personal.
- We drive the world crazy with our arrogance when we say we’ve figured out the Bible.
- She bought me Hershey’s. I had to let myself be thanked.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO
- Reading to a Kindergarten class
Jenna is letting me go to school with her! She’s interning in a Kindergarten class for her final semester at Auburn before graduating in May. She’s invited me to read a book to her class this week.
- Outdoor Church this Saturday at Manna House
They don’t have it in January and February because of the weather, so I’ll be happy to see some of my friends I haven’t seen in awhile.
- Seeing these 2 new oaks
They were planted at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn last month to replace the ones poisoned by an Alabama fan in 2010
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What are you looking forward to in March? Please share in the comments.
Linking at Leigh Kramer’s
- Plant your seed of freedom
- Light on dark