monday miscellany

A little of this, a little of that:

~ Five lessons learned from counseling those with anxiety. Lots of good stuff here.

~ Why you should live in the Psalms

~ Anyone want to try a week (3 meals for 2) of Hello Fresh for free?  I have some invites, so just let me know in the comments if you want one. Paul & I just enjoyed a free week, and we’ve signed up for more.

~ The 25 best true crime books. True crime podcasts and books interest me because I’m fascinated by human behavior. Why do people do what they do? I haven’t read any of the books on this list, but I own a couple, and others have been on my TBR list for a while now.

~ I finished two books yesterday (My Berlin Kitchen and Better Than Before). I feel like I’m in a bit of a reading rut, and I’m hoping an upcoming beach vacation will help me get out of it. Any recommendations?

Happy Monday y’all!

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monday miscellany

From hither and yon:

~ The best makeup you can buy at the drugstore. I concur on the Wet & Wild foundation, although it’s tough to find.

~ I made this cheesecake again recently. And I still love it.

~ Internet trolls in church clothing. Here’s the ouch (part of a list of questions to ask before posting a comment):

  • Am I speaking from a soul satisfied in God or from my discontent?

~ There is much wisdom in this wedding sermon (and so neat – I went to church with Micaiah and her family when we lived in Hawaii!). A peek:

What I am saying is that this marriage, if it is to be successful, must be a marriage of the Book. You must love and respect one another, and you do that by relating to your wife, or to your husband directly. But if you want to check on how you are doing in that relating, you don’t look to them, and you don’t look at the world, and you don’t look into your own heart. Rather, you hold the Word up, and you look at your relationship to your spouse as it is reflected there. The Scriptures are not just a compendium of divine information. The Word is light, it is food, it is conviction, it is a perfect mirror, and it is living wisdom. There is no better way to see the back of your own head.

~ A very sad story of addiction – My broken heart

~ I’m cranking out dishcloths these days because I’ve discovered I like using them better than sponges. I basically use this pattern and knit until 28 stitches before I start decreasing. That is the size I like using best so far.

Happy Monday!

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monday miscellany

From here and there:

~ A photographer’s ode to the long leaf pine – slide 15 is from Thomas County, Georgia, where I spend a lot of time. My high school’s (in Thomas County) alma mater begins “Mid the pines there stands an emblem of the noble, true, and right…”

~ Your body is a temple, not an idol

~ Cultivating praise in marriage

~ ‘Mindfulness’: Corporate America’s Strange New Gospel

~ A dose of nature: Doctors prescribe a day in the park for anxiety

~ For you fellow This is Us fans: The head of Jack Pearson’s family

Happy Monday y’all!

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monday miscellany

From here and there:

~ Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy shares some thoughts on things left unsaid. (I read This Must Be the Place earlier this month, and it’s soooo good.)

~ Gretchen Rubin on 5 mistakes I continue to make in my marriage.

~ Austin Kleon with 3 quick thoughts about walking. I’ve resumed walking for exercise and mental health, and he’s so right about even seemingly boring places being more interesting when you’re on foot. You just see more.

~ I spent 919 days in a North Korean prison. Woah.

~ Jesus did not say lust is the same as adultery.

Lust and adultery are the same family of sins. But they are different degrees of maturity. Lust is the seed, adultery the weed. Lust is the root, adultery the fruit.

Okay, on that chipper note, I’ll sign off. 🙂

Happy Monday y’all!

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monday miscellany

From ’round the web:

~ I loved this interview with Cadence, my knitting guru and friend — on opening a business post 50.

~ Lemon Chicken Breasts from Barefoot Contessa – but I’ll use thighs when I make this.

~ What makes people like (and dislike) their doctors? My favorite doctors are the ones who acknowledge that I’m a person and don’t dismiss me or condescend. These are hard to find, in my experience.

~ An open letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is really good.

~ Who is the subject of your Bible study?

Happy Monday!

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monday miscellany

From here and there:

~ Today, more than ever, read beyond the headlines.

~ I’m really baffled that anyone thought this needed to be said – Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery? When my children needed nursery care, my husband was often deployed, and those couple of hours they were tended to while I worshiped were essential to me spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. So after my children were older, I counted it a privilege to return the favor to other parents. Never once have I thought it was a waste of my time, energy, or talents. It was simply a way to serve others, and I knew from experience that it was a real service.

~ 10 reasons why knitting is good for your health

~ Remembering 9/11 will surely take a back seat today in Florida as Hurricane Irma plows up the peninsula, but here’s an article I’ve shared before – We’re the Only Plane in the Sky

As I prepare this post (on Sunday), we’re awaiting Hurricane Irma’s arrival later today. I’m setting this to post automatically in the event we lose power.

I’m sure it won’t be for many, but Happy Monday to the rest of you!

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monday miscellany

From here and there:

~ Lucky carrot

~ Why You Don’t Read Your Bible and How to Start:

Why do people always tell you to read your Bible more? Seriously, why do pastors and writers and bloggers go on and on about being in the Bible each and every day? Besides the overwhelming research indicating Bible engagement is crucial to spiritual growth, it’s because the Bible itself tells us that the Word of God is the only thing powerful enough to transform the human heart.

~ A group of women from all over the world are joining together to read through the Bible from September to May. Please join us!

~5 Christian clichés that need to die

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~ 5 days until Auburn football. 

Happy Monday y’all!

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