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Links That Lift Us - Volume 1


Hey BF's (Blog Friends)! After admiring so many similar formats, I'm starting one myself. A regular blog post, that is, featuring images and ideas from around the web that endeavor to educate and lift us up.


Can you feel the negativity in your bones like I do? Every day, we are inundated with tragic and snarky news which--50 years ago--would've occurred outside of our knowledge and influence. Today, however, it's nearly impossible to avoid headlines both terrible and inane. Simply swipe left or turn on the radio during your commute and you'll hear in sordid detail exactly why the world is going to hell in a handbasket. What's worse, there's nothing we can do to change much of it. And that sick feeling you get when news of tragedy breaks? As it turns out, it's not all in your head.


But nobody's going to reach over and grab the smartphone from your hand or switch the TV to another channel. If we want to change our outlook, it's up to us to abstain from the junk the media is force-feeding us.


And don't just take my word for it. In Philippians 4:8, Paul reminds believers of our primary focus:


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


If we want to live the abundant life that Jesus spoke of, we need to heed Paul's words. If we want to live with glasses have full, we have to choose where to look. Links That Lift Us is my attempt at helping you do just that.


So without further ado, here are the photos, articles, ideas, and wisdom that are lifting me up these days.




Terra Incognita


Michelle DeRusha speaks of leaving the Chrisitan publishing world to be pruned by God. Such wisdom here!



Vampire pug

There's nothing like laughter to lift us up!



We're celebrating Homecoming Spirit Week this week so this comic cracked me up.



Photo by Joanna Nix on Unsplash

Leggings season is back and I've got this fun pair in my cart at Amazon!




"Rescue" by Lauren Daigle. I love this artist; everything she puts out is gold!




I received this book from my BFF, Renee', for my birthday. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride of laughter and tears; the very best kind of book!



This!!



Amit Dave / Reuters

God made us in so many beautiful shades and cultures.




A timely lesson for us all.






From the website: Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.




Focus on the Family Broadcast:



Connecting With Your Teen or Young Adult (parts 1 & 2). I so enjoyed this podcast this week. It was chock full of wisdom about raising teens and tweens.



True.


Noble.


Right.


Pure.


Lovely.


Admirable.


Excellent.


Praiseworthy.


Definitely stuff worth thinking about.


Until next time.


Your Hope Cheerleader,

📣

Sarah


Please follow me on Instagram @sarahrollandini. You'll have access to daily wisdom and encouragement there.

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