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fist pump tuesday

August 31, 2010

Here is what is making me pump my fist today — (but more along the thoughtful side than the giggling side):

1. A Holy Experience — My friend Caroline directed me towards this beautiful blog. I just started reading it but already feel an intense kinship with Ann, who writes it — this particularly caught my attention (from Monday’s post):

To know God is more than “aching for more than ordinary.” On the plane of God and in the dimension of true reality, there is no ordinary. Ordinary ceases to exist. When we are reborn, we’re drenched with wonder. The day, me, the world, it drips. To know God is to realize there’s no such thing as ordinary and all our ache is only for more of His glory.

2. Eggs and Chicken Sh*tThis post from Jesus Needs New PR really made me stop. It was interesting to hear Matthew’s first-hand experience as a kid at this huge chicken farm that’s now in trouble for giving people a whole lotta bad eggs. It brings to mind the moral implications of factory farming and the role of wealth in the American church.

3. City vs. Country — I’ve always been proud to be a city girl. I grew up in the suburbs, but always knew I didn’t want to have a home and family in a place with matching minivans and neighboring strip malls. I moved into the city a few years ago and have loved it; I feel closer to the rawness of life and people. However, over at MamaMonk, Micha asks some interesting questions about what it could mean to choose between the two — does being a person who cares about the marginalized keep you in the city?

P.S. Make sure to check Micha’s (unintentional) twin shoutout to Surprised by Joy on her Thankful Tuesday post today. Makes a gal blush…

What is stirring your thoughts today?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2010 11:09 am

    Thanks so much for the pingback, Caroline! We were in the same mindset today…I have a link on my Thankful Tuesday post to your blog. :) I’m obsessed with it!

  2. Caroline permalink*
    September 1, 2010 5:26 pm

    @ Micha!

    Thank you so much for the beautiful shout-out! I’m so glad we can be equally obsessed with each others’ blogs. High-fives, fist pumps and leg kicks galore your way!!

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