September 22, 2017

On being enough, and other good links.

Taking pictures on our trip to Charleston. Yes, I get camera happy sometimes.

First, a quick announcement: I am moving my weekly linkup and TTB12 update {formerly posted on Saturdays} to Mondays. I’m hopeful that this will allow for more interaction with the linkup – and I’d also like to be less tethered to my computer on the weekends. So get ready to share your thoughts on Monday, about what you’ve been learning from the Word!

Also, for those who are following along with the Blended Plan, here are the readings for Sunday-Monday {I will be sharing Tuesdays-Mondays on the link-up post}:

Sunday: Psalm 16-17, Acts 12
Monday: Psalm 18-19, Acts 13

Now for some posts from this week that I thought were pretty awesome:

Right Now You Are Enough – Shawn Smucker

“How would you approach each day differently if you believed that a person’s life will be altered, in large ways or small ways, by the quality of the job that you do?”

Do you ever feel that your scope of influence is too small? Shawn emphasizes how small things {small words, small smiles, small notes} can make a big difference. It’s not how great you are (or your ministry or your blog or your business), it’s how well you do what you do. It’s not how many people you know, but how you interact with the ones you do know. Reminds me of Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…”

 

The buoy is a small thing – but it has a big job!

 

Open Hand Policy – Barefoot Hippie Girl

“Giving up on good is the idea of release. Letting go. Because you can’t fill a fisted or full hand.”

This kind of goes along with the last two posts, and is a great challenge to release our own desires {or reputations, or ministries, or occupations} fully and completely to God – and whatever He has in mind for us. For instance, are we holding on to seemingly “good” things, when God is waiting to fill us with something better? A closed fist symbolizes that stubborn refusal to let go… but how much better to let it open, to surrender those good things to God, and let Him fill that empty space with His perfect plans for us?

 

Press On – Choosing Joy Daily

“I believe God equips us through trials to minister to others. Seek God’s heart and then share your heart’s lessons with others.”

My sister-in-law introduced me to Catherine recently, and mentioned that we had a lot in common. And we do. She and I both deal with some crazy physical challenges on a daily basis. But she maintains a very strong and sweet testimony through it all. Here she offers ten very practical lessons she’s learned through going through hard circumstances. And they can apply to everyone.

 

Also, if you haven’t read yesterday’s post yet, I’d love to hear your thoughts on maintaining consistency in an inconsistent life. Come share your tips, tricks, and suggestions!


Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it.

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing my post. I am always amazed when someone is touched by what I wrote.=) All God-no me.=)

  3. Thanks so much for including me! You are such a blessing!