From time to time I’ll share some links to some of my favorite reads. I know there are a lot of voices out there but these are a few I’ve found that were worth sharing and hopefully add to your own learning and growing.
Now Is The Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About [The New Yorker]
After reading her book Americanah with my book club, I’m pretty much interested in anything that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has to say. Her voice is a unique perspective in times like these. Listening to diverse voices makes us empathetic and that seems especially important these days.
Permission to Slow Down [Art of Simple]
In case you’re feeling a bit haggard in these last days before Christmas, here’s a short read about why it’s ok to slow down and let go of the things you need to. I’m totally guilty of trying to squeeze every last ounce of fun into the season and end up being fairly miserable so I’m working to remind myself that I can let go.
7 Ways to Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown [Parent Cue]
If you have small (or even big kids) in your house you might be a little bit worn out from the crazy. Between the late nights for school concerts and holiday parties and all the extra sugar it can be a hard time of year for us adults, let alone your kiddos. Here’s some tips to help avoid the worst of the meltdowns.
For the Weary One at Christmastime [Addie Zierman]
Another sweet post that reminds us that our own brokenness at Christmastime is actually a great reminder of why we celebrate. It’s ok to feel a bit weary as the darkness approaches but don’t miss the messy joy that also comes as the weary world rejoices.
See Beyond Despair In Aleppo [via Jen Hatmaker]
The images coming out of Aleppo can be overwhelming and paralyze our response but here’s a group that is on the ground now and they’re trying to make a difference for families who feel hopeless. We’ll be talking this week as a family about how we can respond to the need we see around us and this is a worthy way to maintain hope.
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Any favorite reads of yours from this week? What’s bringing you joy this holiday season?