Friday Favorites for July 6

July 6, 2007 | 3 comments

I’ve had a crazy week of family visits, scorpion hunting (never found it), and prayerfully discerning whether or not God would approve of me physically assaulting my neighbors who set off fireworks at all hours of the night, so that’s left me with little time for blog reading. But I have still managed to sneak in enough time to offer seven great links for your enjoyment:

  • Is God part of your story…or are you part of God’s story?: My husband and I have been talking about this concept all week. Until I read this post I’d never really asked myself whether I see it as “God’s part of my story” or “I’m part of God’s story”…and the implications are far-reaching indeed.
  • Guided by the saints: I just loved Anita Moore’s story about how she discovered the Third Order Dominicans. A really inspiring read. (And don’t miss her follow-up post about what it’s like to be a lay Dominican).
  • Homeschooling and Christian duty: Another excellent piece from Sally Thomas, in which she addresses the question of whether or not Christian homeschoolers aid and abet our culture’s failings by “withdrawing” from the world. (via The Philosopher Mom)
  • Fun personality quiz: Answer Simcha’s three questions, THEN check out the answers to see what is says about you. Amusing.
  • Eat food, not too much, mostly plants: I just liked this disarmingly simple summary of basically every modern health/died book out there. It makes me feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time reading all those tomes about nutrition and health, since it really does always come down to, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”.
  • Prayerfully expecting: Melanie has some touching thoughts about finding out she’s pregnant once again after a recent miscarriage and cancer scare.
  • Your career must fit within your vocation (not vice versa): Catholic Mom has a great post about modern dating services that “[reduce] the concept of marriage to the equivalent of finding a good accountant”, and what that indicates about modern society’s view of marriage.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Melanie


    Thanks for the link. I’m honored.

    And thanks for all the other links, a good reading list.

  2. knit_tgz

    You are really going to like this Sunday’s Gospel! 🙂

  3. Tienne

    Jen, I love love love your Friday Favorties. Please keep them up!

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