In my daily readings I come across posts that grab me for this reason or that.
Today is the day I share them with you!
Reading anything from the Gypsy Mama (aka Lisa-Jo) is like having a giant brownie sundae, it makes you happy and you feel a little bit like licking the bowl afterward to get every last taste. One of the highlights of my day is checking out her blog because she has such a way about her.
Born in South Africa, Lisa-Jo has lived on three continents over the last 12 years. She says she and her husband gypsy their way around the globe. She currently lives in the US where she is raising their two boys and is the Community Manager for (In)Courage – another one of my favorite sites.
Sadly, Lisa-Jo lost her mother a week after her 18th birthday. In her post yesterday, “18 years and half my life,” Lisa-Jo shared that on this 18-year anniversary of her mother’s death she realizes that “she will have been gone for more of my life than she was with me.“
What I love is the perspective that Lisa-Jo chooses to have from this point forward. Check out her blog post, because I could never say it as beautifully as she does.
I can’t remember how I first met Melissa Runcie, but I’m so glad I did. She and I discovered that we live very close to one another and we’re hoping to one day be able to get together over a cup of Starbucks.
The thing I love about Melissa’s blog is how she combines her faith with art. Her website, Madabella, is a combination of her daughters’ names and her love for her daughters is evident throughout her site.
The post she wrote yesterday about her daughters is definitely one of my favorites from this week, because it was one of the ones I needed to hear the most. There are moments as parents when we can choose to react to our children in our flesh or in a godly manner. Unfortunately I am finding that lately my fleshly response is coming out more than it should.
Melissa writes about an instance in her life where she was the one who got In Trouble, from God through her daughter. It touched on an issue in my own heart that God has been putting pressure on.
I got in trouble, from God through Melissa. It was ok, I needed it.
Carlos Whittaker is a musician, pastor, creative, speaker, blogger, and his tweets are always interesting. That’s actually how I first discovered him, on Twitter. I had no idea about the other things.
Yesterday I was scrolling through my Twitter stream and saw this:
Your Affair Can Only Teach Me So Much //
I follow a lot of people’s blogs and tweets who have had affairs and God has restored their marriage. I was intrigued by these stories because growing up I’d thought that if someone cheated that meant the relationship was automatically over.
When I read Carlos’ post I really appreciated what he had to say. He pointed out that there are tons of people writing about what you shouldn’t do in marriage, but the one’s who have been able to maintain a healthy, committed relationship are pretty silent.
I’ve never had much of a testimony, in my mind, because I grew up in the church and wasn’t “saved” from anything. I was a goodie two-shoes. I felt like my testimony was boring compared to others.
That has now extended into my marriage. Yes, Josh and I have our struggles and no, we’re not perfect. But I don’t write that much about the things we’re doing to ensure that we have a healthy marriage. Carlos’ post really got me thinking…
So those are my favorites from this week…I’d love to know what posts you read (or wrote) that I might have missed this week!