Midweek Espresso {11.12.14}

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I’m always in awe by how much good stuff there is for us to read, watch, and be challenged by.  Sure, there’s a lot of not-so-great things to read and see on the Internet, but it gives me hope when I find such great nuggets.  As with most things, we can choose to use our platforms for good and I’m blessed by how many out there do.  Enjoy!

Yes, there’s a lot this week.  I highly recommend Pocket.  It’s free and all have to do is add it as a bookmarklet to Chrome or whatever browser you use (also works on phones and mine is an Android).  When you’re at a site, blog, video, etc. you just click the bookmarklet and it saves it to your account at www.getpocket.com.  You can tag them if you have a lot and need to get organized.  Frees up email and browser clutter when you have things you want to check out but can’t right then.  Love it.

Midweek Espresso {11.12.14}

Probably my favorite of this past week.  Brought tears to my eyes.  We are all in this together.  May this be the heartbeat of all of us.

On the same note of the previous, this is such a good reminder that if we just open our eyes we can see the hurt others are carrying and come alongside them in it.  (By the way, the bracelets are from MudLOVE; I have one and have given them and am a huge fan).

This is a video made locally and the girl in it is a former co-worker who I absolutely adore.  I love that what it boils down to is that we all are broken and should just be walking side-by-side.  Worth your time, I promise.

I always love hearing how innovative people are . . . taking abundance and using it for good.

This reminded me so much of my sister-in-law, who loves blessing others through the gift of flowers.  It’s amazing how something that seems so small can make such a big difference.

The 80/20 rule.  Need to remember this when life is in its crazy season.  I’ve heard this used for eating whole foods but not in the context of parenting especially.  I think I dig it.

Make some margins in your day.  Lots more to be said about this but a big amen.  I’m living this out and have to say it makes a huge difference.

Short-term missions trips aren’t inherently bad, but this post definitely challenges us to make sure that while we are trying to help in other countries, we should also be meeting needs in our own neighborhoods and cities (and not just financially but truly investing long-term).  A big yes to this.

This company followed me on Twitter this week and I checked them out (A+ for their marketing efforts).  100% goes to clean water and education.  Seriously considering this and thought I’d pass it along to my coffee-loving friends.

Comments

  1. I just wanted to say how touched i am that you enjoyed When Strangers become your People and shared it with your community here. Thank you. You have a beautiful blog which I am happy to discover. So very nice to meet you.

    • So good to hear from you on here! Thanks for the encouragement and I love sharing the good stuff that’s out there. Your post was absolutely beautiful. Keep sharing what God puts on your heart. He’s doing great things through you!

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