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April 2015 Link Love

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We skipped Link Love in March, so I have quite an offering of amazing posts to offer you this time around! I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

Link Love April 2015

THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE THE WINTER
Instead of comparing, let’s just admit it out loud to ourselves and each other: winter is hard. And I think as we follow her that this is how we survive winter: we let each other in.

Why #TheDress Actually Matters
I think the takeaway is simply that before we offer passionate arguments about the way we see the world, maybe we should remember that the person across from us can see the exact same thing in a totally different way. That seeing is not always believing, and even presenting someone with tangible “proof” of something doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll see it, or they’ll see it the same way. And the way we see the world can change.

10 Reasons I’m Afraid to Bring Home Baby No. 2
If you looked up “choking hazard” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of my 4-year-old’s toy collection.

THE DAY I DECIDED TO STOP EATING KALE
I started feeling petty about my self-imposed elimination diets. What is up with all this making-up-excuses-not-to-eat-things?

What a Mom Needs Most from Her Family: 25 Things
Because let’s just hook arms right now and declare: We have needs too.!

The Two Step Trick To Getting An Amazing Post-Baby Body
The two step trick to getting an amazing post-baby body is to first, have a baby. Then go look in a mirror. Do you have a body? Good. You now have an amazing post-baby body.

the radical notion that children are people
Only spoiled little brats have “negative” emotions. Except we don’t think the same thing of adults.

WHAT MAKES MARRIAGE HARD? THESE 5 THINGS (AMONG OTHERS)
It takes a lot to meld two lives—two different personalities, from two different backgrounds, equipped with entirely different ways of dealing with conflict and seeing the world.

FOR THE ONE WHO’S STILL A LONG WAY OFF
You are not as far away as you feel. You have turned, barely, in the direction of home. So little. The least and the most that you could possibly do. It’s exactly enough.

I Gave My Child Autism
We’re all very special in this family. This family is full of brain problems and love.

Let Your Kids Be Mad At You
So I’ve made a special effort to accept all my children’s emotions, especially their anger…to let them know that it’s always okay for them to be mad at me. I’m not going anywhere.

[Love Looks Like] 2:07 a.m.
Because love also looks like 2:07 a.m. with sick kids and it looks like 8:10 a.m. when everyone is running late to school and work. It looks like laying on the couch together at 9:18 p.m. on a Friday and admitting that you both just want to go to sleep already.

WHEN MY FAITH WAS SHATTERED
Fear weighed heavily on me because I had lost all sense of truth. If God could allow me to lose my faith so easily, did He really ever exist? Where were my grounds for belief? Did I have any?

THE DUGGARS, ROCK HUDSON, AND THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE
I believe that we can only become the transformative community that we’re meant to be when we stop pretending that we have it all together.

Thank You, Moms
I appreciate every mom I know. Without every one of you, I don’t think I’d be the mom I am. So, thanks. You’re the best.

the year I stopped being a proper-church-attender and learned to just be with God
I stopped teaching, stopped singing or playing piano on the worship team. I retreated, far back, and used Sunday mornings as a time to breathe deep.

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Starting next week, I’ll be shifting away from Monthly Link Love and start a weekly Friday Favorites installment which will include not just links but videos, music, products, and other favorites I want to share with you all. I hope you enjoy it! 

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