There are some weeks when you just need good words.
This was one of those weeks when good words just seem to soak in like rain. There has been so much to read, to watch, to absorb, and it has all been very needed.
These are some of the things that fueled me this week.
The Problem with Little White Girls
I have literally never heard of Pippa Biddle’s blog until this week, but she wrote something that suddenly blew up all over the internet. It’s especially timely for me, having just returned from Africa. And it made me all the more thankful to have gone to do what I am able to do. We did not have a bunch of third world people trying to “make a mission trip” for us white people. The Problem With Little White Girls (And Boys)
The Church Was Super Lucky
Let’s be honest, the internet feeds on criticism. And Christian blog land is really no different. I am just as guilty as the next blogger of using the negatives as blog fodder. I’ve been trying to be more positive, I really have. But Ed Cyzewski definitely wrote a post that convicted me the most this week. The Church Was Super Lucky to Have Me As An Online Consultant.
Bad Theology Can Kill
Now, if there is a reason to be negative, it is probably this. You know about the snake-handling pastor who died (from snake bites). I’m usually pretty comfortable with a little mystery and leeway in my theology, but it’s this kind of thing that makes me veer comfortably back to a more Type A, Left Brained theology. There are some lines we have to draw. And Zack Hunt draws them beautifully. Bad Theology Can Kill.
Terrified of Bravery
Finally, I know this is from last week, but it really resonated with me. Yesterday, I knew I was not going to sleep well and sure enough, I was awake at four a.m., brain reeling with some kind of anxiety. And so much of anxiety is about anticipating what will happen to me, rather than how I will live my life. That’s why Alece Ronzino’s words really impacted me. I’m Terrified of Being Brave.
Those are a few of the writers who fueled me this week. What about you?