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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Festival: Something for Just About Everyone

Hello friends!

As usual one can find just about anything around here!  Just one of the many things I love about this community--everyone has a place!

If you're a poet head on over to LLM Calling and get inspired as Emma waxes poetic about the writing process.

If you're a parent or  need some good reminders about the way life is check out Called as Jenny writes a beautiful and thoughtful letter to her children.  She also posts some great pics to illustrate the top 5 things she wants them to learn.  Waiting for the Day shares some parenting insights about how mothering changes as children get older.

If you are struggling with food allergies, I have a feeling that you'll definitely relate to Gluten Free Jesus Freak's latest post. And if you don't, it's a good read to develop some understanding about the realities and struggles of food allergies.

Dirty Sexy Ministry calls us to examine what it truly means to "confess" as she considers the upcoming Lance Armstrong and Oprah interview.  I highly recommend you reading her thoughts as they draw us into some deep waters that deserve our attention, thought, and time.  Perhaps this quote will convince you:
Confession is a bare naked, raw moment of truth-telling. Confession is digging into the deep, ugly depths of our dark motivations, our spectacular shortcomings, our behaviour that damages others and betrays trust. Confession begins and engages the process of realizing the impact and consequences of our sinful behavior. Confession takes full responsibility for our actions, realizing that we do things that are hurtful to others, sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally.

a church for starving artists discusses "mean girls" and church bullies: "The original Mean Girls were probably church ladies. And some of the worst bullies I’ve ever met were Church Men."  I bet most of know exactly what she's talking about.  In addition to discussing the problem she challenges us to deal with the mean girls and bullies and provides some good ways to begin the process.  There's definitely a need for all of us church folk to be talking and doing something.

This is just a small sampling of the terrific blog posts.  If you've written or read something you want to talk about please post a link in the comments!


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