I want to welcome as many of your stories as I can so on this Saturday, and as long as life and the living of my own story allows, all the Saturdays to come, I’m hosting a link-up post sharing extravaganza.
I’ll start by sharing with you a few notables from my week and then… Bloggers, LINK UP!
Click on the link up frog at the bottom of the post and share your stories from this week. Or share any of your stories. I won’t check the dates. You stories are welcome here!
Here are a few posts/link that have filled my heart this week or have been meaningful to me in some way. I say “just a few” because if I shared all of my favorites here, this post would be a year long. Be sure to check the link up by clicking on the blue frog box to see what others are sharing.
Five Favorite Charities #FridayFive
Because of life and the living of it, I wasn’t able to pull together my Friday Five post this week but I wanted to share with you those who did. My friend, Kelly at Mrs. Disciple, hosts this link up each Friday with a different topic. EPFH has participated in many of them. Many of their favorite charities are some of my favorites too. As we account for all of our blessings, may we consider being a blessing.
Have you had that baby yet?
When we’re expecting a baby (and NO I’m not!) we get asked that question a million and one times. And OBVIOUSLY we haven’t because, well… the belly. A friend shared this link this past week and it’s one of the most clever things I think I’ve ever seen the internet used for.
My Living Canvas
This fabulous blog is hosted by one of my favorite people in the world. We began a cyber friendship on April 22, 2015. She asked me some questions about parenting and our conversations have been nonstop since then. We haven’t officially met in real life but our friendship has afforded us several facetime chats and her kids love to facetime me (accidentally) as well. It always makes me laugh. I’m not even sure she knows they do it sometimes. Her blog is a mix of her heart and passion for words and for food. She is a loving wife and mom and a dedicated Christ-follower and she longs to be better. I’m sure you can see why we hit it off so well. Check out AnnieLaurie’s blog for heartfelt words and delicious and healthy recipes.
The Major Obstacle in Forgiveness
I struggle with finding balance in forgiving sometimes. I must forgive but I don’t/can’t forget. I must forgive as Jesus did, they say, but I’m not Jesus. This article by John Piper which includes an audio version, popped up somewhere in my newsfeed this week and this particular section caught my attention, “And perhaps most of all we want the person who has wounded us to be aware that they have wounded us, and we don’t want to act in a way that looks as if they didn’t hurt us — that looks as if it makes light of the fact that they wounded us or insulted us or put us down or criticized us in an inappropriate way or cheated on us. And all of this is a huge obstacle to obeying the Lord when he says, “Do not return evil for evil, but bless those who do you harm.” ... Our great need, my great need, is that God be more real to me than other people are. When God sees us returning good for evil, he knows everything. He knows we have been insulted or treated unjustly or cheated or whatever. He knows it. And he is sympathetic and he is attentive and he sees that we are returning good for evil when harm has been done to us. He sees that we are obeying him. He sees that we are loving our adversary.” ~John Piper
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Hearts are filled when stories are shared.
Now it’s time for YOU to LINK UP!
Bloggers, link up (click on the blue frog) with your favorite post from your blog this week.
Non-bloggers, feel free to leave your favorite link from this week in the comments.
Readers, visit the link up page (click on the blue frog) and read some awesome stories.
Everyone, leave some comments and share your thoughts!
Link up option ends on Monday. Not to worry, though, we’ll be back next Saturday!