Pick of the Clicks 10/04/2014

Happy weekend, everyone! Here are a few clicks I thought were worth reading this weekend:

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Alissa Wilkinson’s article on Lazy Cultural Engagement is an excellent read – such thought provoking stuff on how we engage with culture as Christians. Any believers who ever feel they need to give a “Christian opinion” on the latest movie/book out there should read this.

Allison Slater Tate’s piece on Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything is brilliant. I don’t even need to explain why: the title was 100% immediately relevant and she, in just a few paragraphs, exactly pinpoints where we are on this parenting map. Expect to feel yourself nodding and yessing all the way through this one.

Ellen Painter Dollar’s article Can You Regret Having a Child Who Inherits Your Genetic Baggage is such a beautiful and thought-provoking read. Ellen’s eldest daughter was born with with the same genetic challenges that she has faced (ones which have caused her much pain over the years), and so her wrestling with this is personal, researched, gracious and redemptive. SOOOOO good.

Best read for a stay-at-home mom this week? Hands down, Aleah Marsden’s piece over at Tim Falls’ blog:  Questioning Whether Housework Is Overrated. Yes, yes, yes!

My friend Cara Strickland (who guest posted on my blog here), was one of the winners of the Junia Project’s writing competition. I loved her piece on Martha, Misunderstood – she made me see things about Martha I had never seen before, and I love her comments on allowing for everyone to have a multi-faceted complexity.

Last week my brave friend (and excellent writer) Lesley Miller had a piece featured at mega-blog Rage Against The Minivan on What I Want You To Know About Having Plastic Surgery As a Child. Well done, Lesley!

I love a good Venn Diagram, and this one from Mike San Roman is so helpful: 8 Practical Steps To Getting Over Imposter Syndrome. 

Also, I LOVED this illustrated guide on How to Gird Up Your Loins from The Art of Manliness. Hahahaha.

On my blog? The Sniff Test was my funnest blog post this week. If you’ve ever been a little alarmed to find yourself whiffing a kids’ butt, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

That’s all for this week – happy clicking folks!