Happy Saturday! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, and rich, and full. I did find a few minutes to peruse the blogosphere, and here are some goodies for you. Enjoy!
F is for Black Friday Deals by Kari Patterson at Sacred Mundane.
I don’t know what deals you scored yesterday, but none could beat the ones listed here. It’s an intentional shopping list for your seasonal gift giving needs.
5 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful This Year by Tom Davis at beliefnet.com
As we begin to deck our halls, mail out Christmas cards, and plan our holiday calendars, let’s pause to think how we can create meaning amongst the flurry of activity.
Jumping Off the Treadmill of Importance by Ray Hollenbach at Rachel Held Evans blog.
This is a guest post at Rachel Held Evans’ blog. I actually grew up spending a few Thanksgivings with this smart lady (and her family), though at the time she was probably only seven or eight years old. She has interesting perspective on cultural Christianity and her blog is filled with fascinating interviews, guest blogs, and thoughts. This post happens to parallel the one I wrote last week. Good stuff.
You’re One of His Favorites by Katie at Kisses from Katie blog
I am pretty sure you have already heard about Katie. But if you haven’t, you must read her writings. She lives an incredible life as a mother of dozens of orphaned girls in Africa, and she is only in her early twenties. Her thoughts are beautiful, as is her life. She is one that is truly exemplifying a life that is living loved.
Most Likely to Make You Smile
White Bread by Deidra at Jumping Tandem blog.
“I snapped my fingers to the beat and walked to where H stood in front of loaves of bread. ‘Let’s dance,’ I said. I knew it was pointless. My man is not one for public displays of affection. But every now and then, I like to push the envelope. I keep thinking maybe one day, he’ll say yes.”
At the movies today I saw an old (I mean old) married couple holding hands in the darkness as they watched Hugo (great movie by the way). It’s the kind of marriage that I pray and fight for, one that is loving to the end. It just may mean that we need to dance in the bread aisle, but I am willing to do whatever it takes.
And here is a fun blog site that provides ideas for keeping marriages strong. May the date night creativity inspire you!
Best Blog Intro
Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee
“Hi. I am Sarah Mae. I’m figuring out how to fit perfect into fallen skin. Stick around for the stretching…your soul is welcome here.” Love it!
Anything out there that I missed? What is happening on your blog?