What I’m Into | Niche Edition!

Today I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer‘s What I’m Into crowd to highlight some of the things I’ve been up to this month and to share some random reading related to this my 31 days series this year! Since this is day 30! :)

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Related 31 Dayers:

Liz at So I Married a Youth Pastor with 31 Days of Breaking Religion

Faith at Sweet Violet with Confessions of a Roadkill Christian (you have to start at the beginning!)

Related Articles:
This month I’m switching it up a bit and instead of articles I’ve read this month I’m listing some articles I’ve come across in the last few months as I’ve realized I’m not the only one thinking like this.

Must-Reads:
when the love of Jesus is large, generous, and wild ( <–must read!) and a passage from “Tables in the Wilderness” by Preston Yancey
Christianity is not a Two Party System by April Fiet
How to be an Optimist No Matter What You’re Facing by Ann Voskamp
We Can Be Fully in the Right but Still Bring Death by Rachel Toalson

Also:
How to not be obnoxious even though you’re passionate by Tsh Oxenreider
Kingdom of Rejects by Rachel Held Evans
Accusations and Accolades by Sarah Bessey
1 Thing Writers Shouldn’t Forget by Jon Acuff

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Books that point towards beautiful grays and a bigger God in a black and white world of limitations:

Read:
Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
True Spiritual Community by Larry Crabb
Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osborne
Spiritual Misfit by Michelle DeRusha
Speak by Nish Weiseth
Evolving in Monkeytown and A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Begun:
Tables in the Wilderness by Preston Yancey
50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha

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And on to the more usual aspects of the month!

Pictures of Fall:

Books I read:
Revangelical by Lance Ford
No Drama Discipline by Daniel Seigel and Tara Payne
Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

(And skimmed/dashed through many others for my 31 days series!)

Books I’m currently reading:
Tables in the Wilderness by Preston Yancey
Fluent Forever
50 Women Every Christian Should Know

Happy things:

– my brother just got engaged! (To an Erika, believe it or not!)
– my mom’s third book released! Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting by Mary Ostyn
– Israel and I got to go out an unusual number of times thanks to friends and family who aren’t afraid of screaming babies.
– Gilmore Girls (I tried to hold out until the end of the month for the sake of my writing, but finally gave in on Tuesday… Worth it :)!)
– Chocolate covered coffee beans (do I have to explain?)
– cheaper newish clothes! Thrifting and kid’s consignment sales make me happy (i.e. I let myself shop for clothes!)
– Cooler weather. I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I love fall! But I hate that winter and wet and snow are coming. I think I’d like it better if I had sled runners for my running stroller. :D
– christmas and thanksgiving and bedtime coming soon! (That bedtime thing was totally an accident, I meant to write vacation. The sentiment is the same though :p
– i melted down a million of my old crayons in a muffin tin and I already much prefer having only eleven crayons to pick up now.

On my blog I’ve onlyonly written in my 31 days series. I had grand schemes that maybe I would do an extra one or two ‘fun’ posts…but you know. :)

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(So many posts!)

In my favorite I talk about God, and calling, and fear, and empowerment and Elisabeth Elliot: go here!

Looking at the faith of others is a way to find out how small we may have made God out to be and how big He actually is. You can find the full list of posts and people by clicking on the picture below!

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And that is basically that! How has your October been? What are you into?

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Into | Niche Edition!

  1. I’m stopping by for the link up!

    I love your fall pictures and the list of things you’re looking forward too! The coffee beans covered in chocolate sound really good. I haven’t had those in a long time!

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