Women Living Well Wednesdays will now be a monthly link-up rather than a weekly link-up.
It will be on the last Wednesday of every month.
These were some of my favorite reads from around the web this past month.
1. Boy Dads - it’s a new blog for dads! I personally know some of the Daddy contributors to this blog and am SO excited to see them pulling together to write for our men!!! My husband has subscribed via email. Maybe your husbands would want to subscribe too?
2. I loved this post by Jen Wilken: New Year, New Self-Control here’s an excerpt:
January is typically a time when we talk a great deal about calories, work-outs, and weight loss. What if we didn’t? What if we didn’t talk about body sizes at all? What if we made it a point not to mention our own calorie sins or victories in front of our girlfriends and daughters?
….Sure—hit the gym, eat the Paleo diet, run six miles a day, wear Spanx from neck to knee. Just stop talking about it. Stop telling your friend she looks skinny—instead tell her you love her sweet spirit…
…Historically, padded women were considered beautiful, because only the rich and idle could achieve such a figure, and because curviness indicated fertility. For women of past generations curviness was extremely hard to achieve unless you had the money to eat well and work little. Thanks to trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup, this is no longer the case. Ironically, the rich and idle of today strive to look undernourished and overworked. And the rest of us rush to follow suit…read the rest here.
3. Recovering Lost Disciplines by Burk Parsons – here’s an excerpt:
The missionary and martyr Jim Elliott wrote, “The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds…Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.”
It is difficult to escape the busyness, noise, and crowds of life. We are bombarded by a host of amusements and contraptions, most of which we have enthusiastically welcomed into our lives, homes, communities, and churches. We have conditioned ourselves to distraction, and we are leading the next generation down the same path in a hurry. C.S. Lewis wrote, “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private.”
We stand at a crossroads, and we will either rediscover the lost virtues of listening, meditating, and thinking, or we will amuse ourselves to death. To read more click here…
4. The Local Church and Why It Matters by John MacArthur –
Do you have a church you attend regularly? John MacArthur speaks frankly to this topic:
“I can’t understand people who don’t have a similar love for the church—who aren’t eager for every opportunity to worship together with other like-minded believers. I can’t understand people who go to church on Saturday nights so they don’t “mess up” their Sundays. Why are they so eager to get away from the church? Where else would they rather be?
There was a time when coming to Christ meant coming to His church. As far back as the New Testament, salvation brought you into union with the visible, gathered Body of Christ (cf. Acts 2:47). Becoming a Christian meant entering into fellowship with the people of God.
That’s changed. The contemporary emphasis in evangelicalism is a believer’s personal relationship to Christ. Individual faith is the pervasive theme, and rarely is there any discussion of how believers are supposed to fit into the church.” To read more click here…
5. Five Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Jane Roe’ by Justin Taylor – here’s how the post begins:
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the controversial Supreme Court ruling that progressives want to enshrine and conservatives want to overturn. Few rulings have been more consequential. According to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute, 22% of all pregnancies now end in abortion, with 3 in 10 women terminating their pregnancy by the age of 45. There have been approximately 57 million legally induced abortions in the U.S. since 1973—nearly the current population of California and Texas combined. To read about the 5 things you didn’t know about ‘Jane Roe’ click here…
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