Hi friends! I caught a virus Friday night which left me pretty much stuck in bed since Saturday. While I was not at my best physically, I refuse to let this downtime dampen my spirits.
I, instead, chose to cheerfully catch up on my reading. It's amazing how great books have piled up by my bed! I also bookmarked a lot of great content from the web and managed to read through them.
This resulted into -- ta da! -- a lot of link love for you today. Hope you enjoy the content!
How Not to Be a Jerk on the Internet by RELEVANT Magazine
I have written so many drafts about the same topic but it never went live because I am just not as good a writer as Jon Acuff. His commentary on this matter is on point.
The Importance of Under-Scheduling by SCOUTIEGIRL
For those who bite off more than they can chew. I have found myself being that person at times.
5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Google+ by Digital Photography School
While I personally feel that Google+ has not gained its momentum at this time, it is still a legitimate channel in increasing your online presence. This guide is meant for photographers but it also helped a regular gal like myself.
The Beltline Bike Shop
A non-profit organization in Atlanta that take in donated bikes and then invite kids to earn a bike of their own through community service.
What I've Learned After a Year of Blogging by Chris LoCurto
Valuable and honest. Especially helpful to people who want to get their blog going.
Ten Signs You Are Near a Burnout/Meltdown by Perry Noble
I have seen this happen to people in ministry and thankfully, I haven't. It's always good to stand on guard.
31 Days to Find Your Blogging Mojo by Bryan Allain
For anyone who wants to gain blogging momentum. Only $4.99.
Dear 18 Me
If you write a letter to your 18-year-old self, what will you say?
Rock My Run
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned marathon runner, this is a great website to go to for running music playlists.
Decorating with Photos by Holly Mathis Interiors
A rice resource on how to personalize your home with your favorite photos. Perfect for people (like me) who takes pictures of pretty much everything.
Even Though They Seem Obvious by Refine Us
Justin Davis talks about three things things that have helped their marriage and how they love each other deeper every day. You might also want to check out their testimony and their ministry. A great display of God's grace and mercy.
Pastors' wives under pressure in husbands' ministries by Church Executive
A very alarming article and yet not surprising. My husband and I are deeply committed to praying for married couples (whether in ministry or not) -- that marriages will never be destroyed by infidelity. We all should be vigilant and praying daily.
Pastors' Wives Under Pressure by Leading and Loving It
A great commentary by Lori Wilhite on the article mentioned in the previous link. This is also a great website for pastors' wives who long for meaningful connections.
Affordable quality art prints
37 Great Quotes from Catalyst by Tim Schraeder
Schraeder is my go-to guy on detailed conference note-taking. Robert and I were, once again, blown away by Catalyst East 2011 in Atlanta. I am doing a photo recap soon but in the meantime, here is the list of thought-provoking statements at the conference.
Best of Nashville 2011 by Nashville Scene
I can't say I agree with all the 'chosen ones' but it is a good, comprehensive list. If you plan to visit the city, this is worth checking out.