Links That Lift Us - Volume 2
Hey BF's (Blog Friends)! Welcome to the second instalment of Links that Lift Us.
With our fine reps in Washington embroiled in bitter debate, wildfires raging in Cali, and every news channel bent on reporting bad news only, the 24/7 spin cycle is doing nothing for our health. It's time we take control of our content intake and fill our emotional tanks with some positivity.
Links that Lift Us is my attempt at honoring Paul's insightful words In Philippians 4:8-9 (The Message Bible).
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
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.
What Do We Need to Tear Down
I recently joined Hope Writers, where Emily P. Freeman and her crew guide writers through the writing life. On her blog this week Emily talks about God's process of tearing down and making new.
There's nothing like laughter to lift us up!
Am I the only one?
For when you don't want to look like you're jetting to a slumber party instead of work, head over the Style by Joules for an expert tutorial (with pictures!).
"Diamonds" by Johnnyswim. We are the diamonds rising above the dust.
Mine just arrived in the mail this week and I've added it to the pile. Check it out here.
Got your Kleenex?
Above all else, nature informs and convicts my faith.
Struck down? Yes. Defeated? No way.
Click here to learn more. Trigger alert. The ignorant newscaster opened the video with prego bellies. SMH.
From the website: "New Amsterdam" is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir, "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital," and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital.
I'm going to give it 4 out of 5 stars. The characters are real, the plot interesting, and most episodes I can watch with my kiddos, ages 12-17. As with every show on every channel these days, you will see a political agenda. It's a great springboard for discussing the world's view and the biblical view of various issues with your family.