Links I Love (9.7.18)

Links I Love (9.7.18)

Plagued by anxiety? Frustrated with your work flow? In need of creative inspiration? Searching for a new book to read? There’s a link for that! Enjoy! 

Learning to Be Less Cynical Is Helping My Anxiety // Amelia Diamond

“I suppose I also judged those in my age bracket (although moms on Facebook got a free pass) who posted [inspirational quotes]. Who knows why. Insecurity, probably. That’s usually the root of judgement. Do these quotes really make you feel better, I’d wonder. Or are you posting this because you think you have all the answers? I knew I didn’t have all the answers, but at least I wasn’t so naïve as to really think that my problems, fears and anxieties could be solved with upbeat affirmations.”


The best spiritual growth books for your Enneagram type // Jill E. McCormick

“Our goal as Christ-followers is to resemble Him more and more. But sometimes as we study His Word, apply His truth, and do what He says, we get stuck. We need the divinely-inspired perspective, insight, and commentary of others to shed light when we’re not sure what to do next. Sometimes the perfect book with God-centered words read at just the right time can get us moving again.”


10 Strategies That Will Make Instagram Your Happy Place // Amanda Sanchez

“Instagram used to be a place for me to get inspiration (sometimes “thinspriation”) to perfect my appearance and give me ideas for controlling how I wanted to be perceived. Now, I use it as a springboard for practicing courage. It’s vulnerable to put ourselves out there and share our voices and beliefs, no matter what platform we use. But I feel even more courageous using my voice on a platform that has continually challenged my belief that I—with all of my imperfections and shortcomings—am enough.”


Circling the Psalms // Kimberly Coyle

“The writers of this book have set a precedent of truth-telling—I have learned from them to take my every thought and feeling before God without shame. David’s struggle with longing, frustration, and pain teaches me to call my own struggles by name. Ethan the Ezrahite teaches me how to craft words of abandon in worship. I learn from Moses to number my days and seek wisdom in the numbering. The Sons of Korah sing with me in lament and in praise.”


Take Up Your Space // Alex Hanson

“But to be creative is simply this: to bring something into existence that was not there before. That’s it. There are no rules when it comes to being creative – and that is the beauty of it.”


My Secret To Productivity: Follow Your Energy. It Works. // Kate Arends

“Figuring out how to the make the most out of your day isn’t just about getting as many tasks on your to-do list done. It’s about doing meaningful work; work that fills you up and moves you towards your goals— both measurable and indefinable. When you’re doing work that fuels your soul, it is no longer work. It’s a calling; a purpose; an opportunity to contribute. It doesn’t matter how important or big the work is. It matters how it makes you feel.”


Have you read or written anything lately that you’d like to share? Please drop a link in the comments!