The Simple List is my way of pointing you to something redeeming on the webs, something thought provoking or eye-catching or soul-refreshing. I can’t keep up with all the good words out there but I try to curate a few things every now and then that might be of help. I hope these links are reminders of the simplest things that make a good life: truth, goodness, beauty.
Stinking Christians @ Sayable
"A transparent community is not simply one where we talk about what God did yesterday and how we came to enlightenment and grew and how today will be different. A transparent culture of confession is one where we say, “Here is where I am today and I am afraid I will always be like this and my inclination is to hide it away.” That is true transparency. That is true confession."
How to Shock Your Kids @ well, Sharp Paynes.
Maybe it's cheesy to put my own post here? But several times in the last few weeks I've searched my own site for "pumpkin spice latte" because, in my old age, I've discovered that I like the idea of a pumpkin latte more than I actually like the latte itself. This recipe I posted a few years ago is the only one I can handle now.
So I keep searching the recipe again and again and it occurred to me that it is sometimes fruitful to read old posts. It's been too long since I've shocked my kids.
We have donuts on a cake stand this morning - that should do the trick. I'm generally a hide-the-spinach-in-the-smoothie mom.
What I've Learned From Motherhood: Do Your Thing @ Coffee + Crumbs
Perfect read for all your mothering-anxiety this weekend.
Don't Worry, it's Not Religious @ Relief Journal
The Gospel is beautiful, but are people "too familiar" with it to truly listen? Have we watered it down, repeated it, and misrepresented it so much that we've worn the world completely out?
This was an interesting look at Chesterton's ideas about presenting the Gospel creatively and overcoming the bias of fatigue.
"He goes on to say that it is nearly impossible to present vivid facts to a person suffering from the bias of fatigue. Chesterton’s advice is that in order to meaningfully convey information about Christianity, a change in imagery may be helpful."