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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.



This poor dog looks so embarrassed.

There's nothing like laughter to lift us up!



Am I the only one?



9 Super Easy Ways to Tie a Blanket Scarf


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.



From Amazon: Sarah invites us to a path of knowing God that is filled with ordinary miracles, hope in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and other completely reasonable things.

Mine just arrived in the mail this week and I've added it to the pile. Check it out here.



Got your Kleenex?



Deer are seen between tombstones in the old Jewish part of the Zentralfriedhof cemetery on an autumn day ahead of All Saints' Day in Vienna, Austria, on October 30, 2019. Lisi Niesner / Reuters

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.




Giving Hope Podcast.

Where real women talk about real life and serve a real Jesus in everyday life.



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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