Friday, November 15, 2013

Weekend Links 11/15/13

I took a blogging break this week. Lots of appts for Clara, a few for me, and lots going on in between.  Speaking of appts for Clara, we go this morning to get her fitted for glasses (meaning - Dr has to dilate her eyes. Yikes. Said Dr has already warned me over text message that this will NOT be a fun process because the drops sting pretty bad for little kids. Double yikes). Depending on the frames we select, we might walk away with them today, or we might have to wait a while for the order/prescription to come in, not really sure. I'm a little nervous about how this will go down (meaning - how she is going to tolerate something on. her. face. when she is so sensory defensive) so prayers are appreciated! Nevertheless, I will be sure and post pics once the glasses are in, you know, and once I can manage to snap a semi decent pic of her in them without her having a meltdown.  :)

Despite a little blogging break, I did come across a few really good reads this week. Enjoy!

Do the thing in front of you - The Art of Simple (aka the once Simple Mom website)
The easiest and hardest thing to do when you're not ok - Stacey w/ (in)courage
Courage to be broken: my real Thanksgiving list - Bonnie Gray w/ (in)courage

Eating Disorder/Mental Health/Self Esteem
The Shrinking Woman - video clip, via Kath Eats Real Food
We must stop hating our bodies. For the sake of our daughters and their mothers - Lisa Jo Baker

And below is the Jesus Calling entry for today. Wanted to share as I have several friends going through some really hard stuff right now. I do hope it will bring a little bit of peace and encouragement to your day. And if you are in need of a quick, daily devotional book, I highly recommend Jesus Calling.


  1. Baby glasses---eeeeeeee!!! I can't wait to see them, but I hope she isn't in too much pain with the drops! Yikes. Also, my MIL bought me Jesus Calling just last night-- so about 10 minutes ago was my first morning with it. And then when I saw your picture I was like I KNOW WHAT THAT IS!!! Pretty fun- I'm excited to dig in!

  2. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: What If We Never Truly Die .
    keep up the good work.


  3. Hope the appointment went well and can't wait to see a glasses pic!


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