I am not usually one to share recipes, but THIS got my attention: Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses. I mean, seriously. How can you resist?
I only got around to reading Eric Metaxas’ piece Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God in the Wall Street Journal this week. It is stellar. Read it.
I get asked questions about vocation and following one’s passion from time to time, both in real life and here on the blog, and I loved Mike Rowe’s (of Dirty Jobs fame) response on this issue:
Passion is too important to be without, but too fickle to be guided by. Which is why I’m more inclined to say, “Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.
If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to be memorable and successful in this life, you will appreciate this GEM of a post from Morning Story and Dilbert: The Charles Shulz Philosophy. I loved this.
Aimee Byrd’s reflections on the story of a Missing Woman who Unwittingly Joins a Search Party Looking For Herself is fantastic. (yes, seriously. that happened.)
For the love of Jen Hatmaker, read her most wonderful post about New Years’ and The Thing About Being More Awesome…
New Year’s feeds into my dark side, and I feel the pressure toward AWESOMENESS. Maybe this year I will live up to the hype. Maybe this year I will be THE MOST AWESOME author and THE MOST AWESOME mom and the MOST AWESOME WIFE AND PASTOR-TYPE AND FRIEND AND SCHOOL VOLUNTEER AND CULTURAL ANALYST AND RACIAL RECONCILER AND TV GIRL AND BOOK PROMOTER AND BLOGGER AND PERSON OF INTEREST AND INSTAGRAMER!
So instead of being awesome, resolve this year to live in the now: to drink the good wine, wear the special perfume, use the fancy hand cream, and, as Shauna Niequist brilliantly puts it: Burn the Candles, because:
Gifts are to be loved, to be burned, to be eaten and used up completely, reminders that someone loves us, that someone thought of us.
Katherine Willis Pershey’s post A Long Obedience on marriage and other covenants is profound and beautiful. She writes:
It is strange to think of a particular person as the person with whom I did not have an affair. There are, in fact, many people with whom I have not had an affair. Billions. I have never slept with the mailman, or kissed my ex-boyfriend, or flirted with a stranger (at least not on purpose—sometimes I can’t contain my natural charm). Since I’ve never been unfaithful to my husband, there are a remarkable number of people with whom I have not committed adultery.
Don’t believe anyone who says otherwise: fidelity can be sexy. Very sexy.
(Also loved KWP’s post What I Learned From My (Spectacular Failure of a) Whole30 this week.)
This collection of photographs which capture the truth about being a parent is so funny. And so true. And sad. And hilarious.
I laughed out loud watching Nicole Kidman interviewed on Jimmy Fallon this week. So funny. Just because people are beautiful or famous does NOT mean they don’t make spectacularly every-day relationship blunders 🙂 (My favorite part: “What?! What??!!! What??!”) Dating disasters belong to EVERYONE.
This is your dose of Christian Funny for the week (especially if you have visited a church where there is a “countdown” to the worship service):
On the blog this week:
An Audience of Two (what I learned about friendship when something truly terrible happened to my dishwasher),
And, finding a new wave of readers thanks to a pinterest/facebook spark – the top post this week was One Little Word That Radically Changed My Prayers
What caught your eye this week? I love recommendations!