Happy end of the week! I hope it’s been a good one for you. I’ve actually been spending too much time at school – painting my classroom. That’s the double-edged sword of a small, private organization. We get lots of creative freedom to do as we wish. But if you want something done, you’d better be prepared to get your hands dirty.
It’s time to share a few things that pumped me up over the last few days.
Find Life After Art on Simple Mom
Today, Life After Art is being featured on Tsh Oxenreider’s Simple Mom. I’m so honored and blown away by that. She’s giving away ten copies, so if you never grabbed the book (or you did grab the book, but you hated it and now want to protect some other unwitting person from reading it), head over there. Her giveaway ends today.
Why I Haven’t, and Will Not Comment on the Zimmerman Verdict
Zack Hunt is one of my most consistently favorite bloggers. I think we are long-separated kindred spirits, and his comments on the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial were some of the best I’ve read.
Honestly, I stayed away from social media for a few days, like Zack did. I just couldn’t stand it. I knew there would be outrage pouring out of every orifice of the internet. I know people would be throwing around conflicting facts, incomplete knowledge, all lit ablaze with emotions.
And to be quite honest, I have a bucketload of opinions on the whole matter. But I looked around and simply thought, “What’s the point?” Who would benefit from one more person contributing his two meager cents to the cacophony of frothing anger. As bloggers, it’s often tempting for us to use every issue of the day as blog bait. But beyond getting a few tweets or comments, really, what’s the point when everyone’s already super pissed off?
Best Photos You Will See This Week
If you haven’t checked out these breathtaking photos of homeless people, correct that now.
For the Theology Buffs
Micah Murray is quickly becoming one of the rising stars in my blog reader. He’s really smart and articulate, even with tough topics, but he never comes off as pretentious. Check out Five Reasons I Reject Unconditional Election.
Stuck in the Middle with Us
Alise Wright is in a unique position and she’s been exploring that with her dialogues between Christians and Atheists (a word which I’m not even sure is supposed to be capitalized, but it looked funny next to capital “Christians.”) Being in the middle with a foot in both camps can be tough and sometimes you just end up hating everyone.
Mo Money, Mo Problems
I pretty much can’t stand rappers, and among their worst traits that not only do they create the musical equivalent of ice picks to the ear drum, they are constantly boasting about how much money they have. Well, it turns out most of them are a bunch of enormous liars. Granted, they aren’t exactly in the poor house, but I’m glad to see that the rapper who most earns my ire, Pitbull, is at the top of the list.
That was the best stuff from my week. What about yours?