Tips for church communicators, failure, cats in hats, a profound yet simple wellness tip and more in this week’s Snack Pack.
I hate failure, I mean, don’t we all? But Seth Godin’s post this week entitled, When will we learn? reminded me that sometimes we choose failure.
Three Cats in Japan Have a Closet Full of Custom-Made Hats Felted From Their Shedded Fur and it’s totally comical and genius. My three cats definitely shed enough to make hats out of their shedded fur but I feel like then they’d destroy them.
The Matrix is returning to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary which made me think of two things: one, The Matrix is as old as me, and two, maybe I should watch them because I’ve never seen them before.
This week’s post from the ChurchMag Archives is from 2013 and yet so applicable even today. So be sure to read, The World’s Quietest Room: Too Much Noise; Too Much Tech?
5 Fall Kickoff Tips for Church Communicators and while it may seem early for that, it’s never too early to begin planning.
This made me laugh so hard. I don’t know how many times this happened to me.
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What’s the miracle? That when you were stuck a way opened up? Or awakening to the truth that the Giver is paying such close attention to your Exodus? . . You were made to be free in the world. And you were made to be loved through the world. . . #spiritualpractice #spiritualdirection #visiodivina #spiritualformation #visualprayer #visualprayers #egypt #exodus #partingofredsea #exodus
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i wrote the words above the day after the last Presidential election. i cried that morning. A lot us cried that morning. i have a complicated relationship with this statement today. Because while i agree with the statement, it’s not the entire picture. It’s easy to post about love and sing about love and it’s easy to wear the word “Love” on a t-shirt. It’s another thing entirely to stand against bad ideas and bad policy, against racism and bigotry and fear. We like love when it doesn’t rock the boat. We like love when it doesn’t cost us anything. But love should move us to tell the truth. Love should move us to see and say the difference between right and wrong. Love should move us to pass legislation that saves lives. Love should move us to listen to scientists so that our grandchildren won’t have to suffer because of climate change. Love should move us to not simply think about the politics that affect us but to consider those who are marginalized, those whose lives look different from ours. Love should move us to spend our privilege well. Love should move us to stand up for equality. Love should move us to have hard conversations with people we disagree with. Love should move us to care not only about mental health but about the many other challenges of being a person on this planet. i’m no longer interested in a cheap easy love. i want the love where everyone gets a seat at the table. i want the love where we treat people with decency and respect no matter where they were born, no matter what language they speak. i want the love where evil is called what it is. i want the love that’s more than thoughts and prayers, because maybe we’re called to use our brains to figure out solutions and maybe sometimes we’re invited to be the answers to prayers. // If we can wrestle with these ideas, if we can live this kind of love, then heck yes it will be the most powerful force on the planet.
You cannot love your neighbor while supporting or accepting systems that crush, exploit, and dehumanize them.
You cannot love your neighbor while accepting less for them and their family than you do for you and your own.@mika_edmondson
— Carlos A. Rodríguez (@HappySonship) August 6, 2019
This is applicable everywhere and anywhere.
“People have said, “don’t cry“ to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, “I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.“ I’d rather have them say, “go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.“”
-Mr. Fred Rogers
— Aundi Kolber, Therapist+Writer (@aundikolber) August 6, 2019
It’s okay to cry.
*on the phone*
Me: did you eat dinner?
Littlest sissy: yep, chicken strips and potato wedgies.
Me: potato 'wedgies'?
Her: yeah, they're almost like fries.
No one correct her pls.
— allison dye (@alliedye) August 3, 2019
Still laughing about this.
Very rare twin headed turtle pic.twitter.com/tGxsFzDRbS
— Attractive Nature 🌿 (@NatureAttracts) August 6, 2019
Double the cuteness!
If it's getting hard to stay on social media because of the news, here’s your reminder that it’s okay to tune out and log off. Your wellbeing matters.
— Crisis Text Line (@CrisisTextLine) August 6, 2019
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