Weekend Wandering 3.5.16

IMG_8948wandering along Berthoud Pass, Colorado

 

Friends Say the Things You Shouldn’t from Amusing Maralee

“Can I tell you about the offensive questions my friends have asked me? The rude things they’ve said? Can I tell you how grateful I am for those conversations? They have been so helpful and necessary as I’ve faced hard choices and needed support and wisdom. I need my friends to be willing to dive into the hard, awkward conversations with me.”

Busyness, Obedience, and the Perfect Time to Foster or Adopt from Jason Johnson | Blog

“…there’s also times when, if we’re honest, our problem is not that we’re busy; it’s that we’re busy with things that don’t really matter. It’s not the responsibilities in front of us that take away from other things. It’s actually the opposite. It’s choosing other things – lesser things – that take away from the greater opportunities before us…I don’t know about you but I want to lay my head down every night exhausted, not because I spent my energy that day on things that don’t matter, but because I spent myself on things that do.”

 The Truth About Raising Kids to Go Against the Flow from We Are That Family

Hey. I know this is hard. I know there are days you want to be like everyone else and just kind of blend in. Sometimes it’s hard being that kid.  Nobody wants to feel weird or left out.

I know you want to be normal and fit in, but I’m going to be honest, it’s not really possible. Because when you choose to walk with God, you choose to become like Him and that desire makes you act in a way the the world doesn’t always understand. It makes you different.

A Gentle Warrior’s Manifesto to End Busyness from bemorewithless

In a society that always wants more from you, it’s important to draw a line in the sand. What I’ve learned though is if you can draw the line with your heart, you can take a stand with a smile, dump the guilt around doing less, and instead of disappointing others, remind them what’s important in their own lives by honoring what’s important in yours.

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