A look back over the week. What I’ve listened to, read, watched. And what I’m learning along the way.
Podcastery: Podcasts from this week that taught me something I didn't know, or encouraged me, or made me think.
All Souls Charlottesville—Restoration: Returning to the Words of Life
The Allender Center Podcast—Race and Trauma, Part One and Part Two
TED Talks Daily—How we can end sexual harassment at work | Gretchen Carlson
Code Switch—Reflections On A Year At Ron Brown High
Lead Stories Podcast—Lead Voices: Amena Brown
I didn’t expect what I received from this episode. They did talk about the release of Amena’s new book, How to Fix a Broken Record, but they also talked about other things God knew I needed on a regular ol' Wednesday.
Inside Appalachia—Unsettling Memories- How Vietnam Changed the Lives of Five Appalachian Soldiers
Pantsuit Politics (Two women, one from the left and one from the right, talk about politics and current events)—Sutherland Springs, Wilbur Ross, and What Kind of Country We Want
Typology—Andy Root, The Hysterical Analytical Enneagram Five
Bookery: Books on my desk and by my reading chair and on my nightstand.
The Gift of Being Yourself, by David Benner
The Long-legged House, by Wendell Berry
The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling
Every Moment Holy, by Douglas McKelvey
On the Webbery: Articles and Videos. What made me laugh, made me cry, made me better because it made me think.
Learning Themery: My friend, June Ann, used to ask whenever we visited, “What’s God been teaching you?”
We are, whether we acknowledge it or not, utterly dependent upon God. For life, breath, rain, sun, moon, seasons, provisions. Do I actively say thank you?
This week, I spent time going back and looking for how God was present in specific circumstances of my life. How did I perceive God during those times? How am I able to see it now?
I am asking God to give me sight to view things and people like God does, like Jesus does.
What happens when the full measure of living water flows out and seeps into the Church, our communities, our families, each of us?
Lord, help me to be open to all the transformation and redemption you afford me. Let me hear your voice above all other voices and the noise around us. Let me live my life in such a way that, with me words and me actions, your love is known.