Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekend Reading, Vol. 5

It's time to relax and do some reading. Kick up those feet, pour yourself a cuppa something warm and enjoy. ;-)

(Linking up with Jen. Be sure to vote for her in the Goodreads awards!)

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Anne keeps on sharing gorgeous editions of classic books. Don't you just love those?! I think that a you shouldn't always judge a book by its cover, but something a book's cover is so dang attractive that you can't help but pick it up, you know?

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I saw this post linked to earlier this week, and I just had to share it. This is nothing new - kids having too many toys can be overwhelming. I kind of have some thoughts brewing on this topic that I'll try and share soon. There's a lot she says that I agree with, and some I don't. I will say this - having fewer toys out does make for a calmer household!

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I think Nell tapped in to something fundamental in her latest post on being a "drop-off mom." Regardless of your parenting style, I'm sure that you've encountered people who have a way of making you feel guilty about how you parent. Ultimately, you need to make the best decision for your child, but boy, oh boy, can that be hard to do at times. Those little ones have a way of stretching you out of your comfort zone, don't they?

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Andrew and I had slightly different takes on this post by Simcha. We both disagreed with her about whether or not their is value to following the happenings of the Church, and we both think that we do have some stake in what happens in the upper levels of the Church. I do have to say, though, that I think she is right about the fact that some people take this too far and cross over in to living vicariously through the news. What do you think?

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I hope that when I'm 99 I'll be just like Lillian. I'm a long ways off from old age, obviously, but I think that the desire for serving and loving others through your prayers, actions, and attitudes begins when you are young. I'm sure Lillian was just as generous in her demeanor at 28 as she is at 99. I read something like this, and it challenges me and makes me ask, In what little ways can I be generous?

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I got another package from ThredUp this week! So fun and so affordable! Have you tried it yet? Click here and you'll get $10 free to spend on the site! (I'll get $10 to spend, too!)

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I don't think I've shared this post of Caleh's yet, but as someone who formerly worked in parish ministry, it gave me a lot of food for thought. I think she hits the nail right on the head here. The most authentic community in a parish truly is the community formed around the Mass, and we need to be mindful of becoming too segregated as a parish.

Enjoy your weekend!

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