I once took a quiz that said I was a documenter in my usage of social media. That I enjoy documenting the world around me in a journalistic way. (I also once took a quiz that said I was an otter, but that’s beside the point.) The quiz was right. I enjoy using my iPhone, small G15 and my Canon DSLR to capture people, moments and objects around me regardless of where or why I’m there. I enjoy documenting my world.
Christmas albums are finally acceptable to listen to and Christy’s album is nothing but pure joy. With Celtic flavoring and flawless vocals, I played this album multiple times in the day it was released. Her version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” is at the top of my holiday playlist so far for 2016.
This book radically changed my perspective on the words we speak and the way we speak them. The subtitle of this book “How the Words You Speak Transform the Life You Live” rings true to the content within. “One day you will be held accountable for the life you created and the influence you wielded with the words you chose to speak: “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you” (Matt. 12:36–37). Every word that has ever left your tongue, and those yet to, will be judged for its merit. Every word of encouragement, praise, and love you’ve spoken will be revisited. Every negative, hurtful thing you’ve said to the people you love will come to light. You’ll see the effects of every lie you’ve told and every judgment you’ve passed. Between now and then, you have the opportunity to use your words in a way that brings life to the world around you; you have a chance to use your words to cooperate with God in creating your best future and reaching your full potential; you have the chance to use your words to show life-changing love to the people closest to you.”
A few favorite articles from around the web:
“Whether you are a CEO of a national company, a supervisor in retail, a stay-at-home mom managing a home-based business, or a post-career leader in your community, God has things for you to do every day you are on this Earth. There are assignments for you to responsibly manage—and now is the time to live propelled into your future. Answer these questions and discover your leadership capacity—then embrace all that God has for you to do, individually and collectively. Identify how you are equipped, and then be confident in how he’s gifted you and prepared you.” Called Forward, Christine Caine
“A beautiful legacy is built on consistency, integrity, honesty, and availability. Are we using our Instagram captions to create common ground and love those who follow us? Are our schedules open to one coffee date or lunch time a week for someone else? Who in your life needs to be seen? I am forever grateful that Sarah saw me. That vulnerability and convenience (two things people are rarely willing to give up), never hindered her investment into my life. Throughout the years, many more have come along to cheer me on, and walk with me. I have made it my legacy to continue their work of hands-extended and heart-ready living.” Why Your 20s Aren’t too early for Legacy, Darling Magazine
*…and on to a few links for the week
For when people say age is just a number… Why You Can’t Help But Act Your Age