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Links I Love (11.9.18)

Links I Love (11.9.18)

Goodness, this month is flying by. Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! I’m sure your life is as busy as mine right now, but I hope you’ll take some time to check out these links. There are a lot of them (nine!), but all were so good I couldn’t pick and choose, so I’ll leave that to you. Some are practical, some uplifting, and all of them met me right where I’m at this fall.

When I’m a Terrible Human, by Megan Gahan

“I really needed a win. And that day I was going to get that win. I had a plan. I was going to get on top of everything and prove to myself I could do this. I organized my day with naval precision. A row of empty boxes awaited my checkmarks. There was zero margin for error, no room for anything to go amiss. Unfortunately, the universe decided to go amiss.”


Seeds Become Fruit and Fruit Becomes Seeds, by Lore Wilbert

“All of life for the Christian is spent hearing, listening, reading, and knowing God’s word and then also doing it. But our culture, even our Christian culture, doesn’t really make a lot of space for that. We appropriate our culture’s verbiage for everything and then wonder why simple obedience in the face of hard things is so hard.”


My 45 Favorite Snack Options for Kids (Packaged + Prep-Free), by Ashley Smith

“For my family, I prefer to invest in higher-quality packaged snacks and saving them for when we need them (on the go, when traveling, and on the occasional school day when we are in a rush or don’t have other homemade options ready). This lessens how often we eat them, stretching our food dollar further without compromising quality.”

Kendra Note: This post makes is a great companion to my own list of preschooler-friendly foods.


The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books Per Year, by Charles Chu

“Books gave me the courage to travel. Books gave me the conviction to quit my job. Books gave me role models and heroes and meaning in a world where I had none. I want to say reading 200 books a year is an amazing thing. But the truth is, it’s not. Anybody can do it. All it takes is some simple math and the right tools.”


How to Talk to Your Own Soul, by Amber C. Haines

“If you say to your soul, ‘How are you?,’ but your mind responds, ‘I am foggy, but who knows about the soul?’ Then gather up the fog. It is one of the faces of grief. Ask of God that He remove it so you can see what it actually covers. He is already there for what comes next, if what hides is a crushed soul.”


An Enemy of Envy, by Austin Kleon

“The envy we don’t own up to will otherwise end up emitting what Nietzsche called ‘sulfurous odours.’ Bitterness is envy that doesn’t understand itself. So, first, don’t deny your envy, and second, if you can, try to examine it.”


8 Quick Marriage Hacks, by Rachel Hollis

“Dress for the job you want, right? So dress for the marriage you want, too. I strive to dress well— as well as I would if it were our first date instead of our 900th. I doesn’t need to be fancy but it does need to look like you put an effort in.”


What 18 Years of Journaling Has Taught Me + How to Start Your Own Journaling Practice, by Caroline Rector

It’s a space for me to process what’s going on in the world. It’s a counterbalance to social media, where it’s all to easy to jump to conclusions or get caught up in what everyone else thinks. It’s a space where I can hear myself and process at my own pace. It’s helped me become more accepting of my human state. It’s helped me develop self-compassion. It’s helped me foster a positive, healthy relationship with myself. It’s a chance to spend time with myself and get to know myself better.”


My Minimal Wardrobe—How Having a “Uniform” Simplifies My Closet and Saves Me Money, by Sherry Petersik

“So if you’re tired of drawers and closets that are overflowing, or you love the idea of a more minimal wardrobe full of things you love – and less money spent on clothing excess – then this post is for you. There are definitely people with even fewer clothes, and folks who have other methods for paring down, but I’m just gonna lay out what works for me. And if you’re a wardrobe maximalist who loves having tons of clothes and a bunch of different looks and you ADORE your extensive wardrobe, then this post is not for you (do whatever works for you, boo! I’m ALL FOR THAT!).”


Have you read or written anything share-worthy this month? Feel free to drop a link in the comments!

Links I Love {10.19.18}

Links I Love {10.19.18}

There are some powerful (and practical!) messages in the links I’m sharing today: advice on handling conflict, tips for assembling a minimal wardrobe, counterintuitive advice on success, a few kitchen suggestions, and an article on obesity that is a MUST READ. Let me know what you think!  5 Things I Learned About Conflict Resolution from… Continue Reading

Links I Love (10.5.18)

Links I Love (10.5.18)

We’re shaking things up a bit with today’s Link round-up. We have the usual inspirational piece (always my favorite), but also some advice, some self-help strategies, and one very intriguing story.  17 Tactics to Drastically Improve Communication in Relationships, by Eugene K. Choi “When you feel a certain emotion after your partner shares something challenging… Continue Reading

Links I Love {9.21.18}

Links I Love {9.21.18}

These links tackle all the important things: identity, faith, trusting the Lord, making the most with our lives. Be prepared to be encouraged, challenged, and inspired.  What Hindsight Doesn’t Tell You // Sarah Baker “If you’re lost, keep being lost. Of course you’ll eventually walk to somewhere or find a clearing in the trees or… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Links I Love {8.24.18}

Links I Love {8.24.18}

Mindfulness, anxiety, and the Enneagram all make appearances in this batch of links. There are some great reads here—enjoy! The Meaning of Success // Mandi Watts “There was no amount of money or praise or helping that could make me feel like I had accomplished something because the deepest habit of my heart was to… Continue Reading

Links I Love // 8.3.18

Links I Love // 8.3.18

For the worriers, the travelers, and the ones seeking ways to connect to God—these links are for you. Enjoy! A Catastrophe Journal // Seth Godin “Every time you’re sure you’ve blown it, completely blown it, that you’re certain you’re going to get disbarred, fired, demoted—becoming friendless, homeless and futureless—write it down in your Catastrophe Journal.”… Continue Reading

Links I Love {June 2018}

Links I Love {June 2018}

Can you believe we are already a full week into June? Though my last couple of months have moved rather slowly, I still don’t feel ready to dive into these summer months. But ready or not, they’re here! Also here? A slew of great links for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!  Parenting in the Weeds //… Continue Reading