Friday Blogroll

Friday Blogroll November 5, 2010

Remember how last week I began the week with posts prepared and was able to actually go to bed on time every night?

Not so much this week. Yes, I have a good excuse. I only arrived back in my home at midnight Tuesday night (or should I say midnight Wednesday morning?). And I’ve been playing catch-up since. But I seriously can’t keep trying to write a post at 10:15 the night before. I’m an old, pregnant lady. Somebody help me to bed.

What I will tell you is that there are a few interesting blog posts I’ve read and contemplated this week. (Some were not posted this week. I’ve just been slow in getting around to them.) If you’d like a little extracurricular reading this lovely fall Friday, then feel free to clicky-click.

  • I know I’m always telling you to read Surprised by Joy…but seriously, you have to see this monkey cake Caroline made her niece. It’s so cute and I think I could actually do it myself. Maybe. Probably not. See it here.
  • As always, I love Rachel Held Evans, not only because she and I would have fun conversations over coffee. Her blog is always thought-provoking and her new book project is fascinating and feather-rustling. (Read about it here.) Her recent list on her failings as an evangelical caused my brain to feel at home, as per usual.
  • My friend Carrie is incredibly crafty and has a side job (other than raising her son and daughter) as professional cake maker. She’s amazing. I love her blog, Spoolsisters, even though every beautiful thing she makes is only a dream. (It’s sort of like looking through a JCrew catalogue.) Look at these pumpkin softies we can make with our little people.
  • I found a link to this blog from a Slate tweet yesterday. This woman’s post (read it here) defends her choice to allow her five-year-old son to dress as a girl for Halloween and lays some fair judgment on the women at the Christian preschool who outwardly questioned her parental choices. The post brings up a lot of questions I haven’t answered for myself. Maybe it should be a blog post. How often do I find myself drawing gender lines for my son that I’m not even sure I believe in? I wouldn’t let him paint his fingernails. But I do let him pretend to put make up on with me in front of the mirror. I fully support his love of the color pink. (But then again his dad sports the pale version in several smooth button-downs.)

Happy Friday. Enjoy the reading…


"Happy for you, dear Micha. And I love the new space!!"

Big Announcement: My Blog is Moving! ..."
"I've missed your every day thoughts. Thanks for sharing! It seems your posts resonate often."

An Invitation to Serve Anyway
"Love this, "and all of us are called to care for the hungry and the ..."

An Invitation to Serve Anyway
"AMEN, Kelly. God does indeed bring take out. Roast chicken at the grocery store, bakery ..."

An Invitation to Serve Anyway

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment