Saturday, February 11, 2012

things you should read

I love words.  When I first learned to read, I was one of those kids who drove my parents crazy by reading every street sign, store name and pretty much any word visible from my seat in the car.  I inhaled every book possible.  My grandparents had a closet full of books they had saved from when my dad and aunt were little and by the time I was in junior high, I had read them all during my time at their house.

Words move me.  I considered majoring in English at one point in college.  Because I love to read and I love to write.

Here are some words I've read this week that I think you might enjoy.

Heather gives us all a free pass, reminding us as moms that whatever we do today is enough.

Someone shared Katie's post, Joy or "Just Wait?" on Facebook a few days ago and I was so glad I clicked over and read.  Parenting is the hardest best thing we do.  Too often we focus on how hard it is, how tired we are, how much we want a break, all the hard stuff.  Not only do we spout it ourselves, but we influence others--you know, misery loves company.  Instead of the "just waits" until it gets worse, it gets harder, it gets more challenging, we should share the joy.

Ann's words always cut to the quick.
No one enters into the real joy of the Lord in spite of the hard times —- but squarely through the door of the hard times.

Read about When Winds Blow & Love Tries to Hold on.  And read a few more of her posts too.  You won't be sorry.

Sometimes God confuses us.  Sometimes we are frustrated by things that are difficult.  But we can make that choice to push through the difficult parts of our relationship with him.  To know him and to be  known.  To seek him with all our hearts and find him.  My college professor wrote Choosing to Know and I think you should read it.

What words have you read recently that spoke to you?  Or maybe you wrote something that you want to be heard.  Share in the comments.  I poured my soul into just hang on.