Today we leave bright and early to visit some of our dear friends in Michigan. I am ecstatic! But rest assured, I didn't leave you without a Friday 5. I know, it's what you look forward to all week, right? =)
There is so much great content on the interwebs these days. Here are five links that I found encouraging, perspective-giving or just entertaining:
- Five Reasons to be Fearless | John Piper
- I've stopped looking at Instagram, Facebook, etc. first thing when I open my eyes in the morning. Instead, I get out of bed and start my day. If I'm tempted to go to my phone, I open Piper's devotional app, "Solid Joys." This particular article was exactly what I needed that day (and everyday). Great perspective on the God I serve!
- How Do I Get Rid of Fear? | Seth Godin
- (Noticing a theme here?) I love how short and concise many of Seth's posts are. To the point and so profound. My husband is a big Seth fan and I like to read Seth's stuff to talk with Jordan about it. The best 15-second post you'll read all day.
- 10 Ways to Do What You Don't Want to Do | Leo Babauta
- ikes. This one punched me square in the gut. I think I'll have a whole separate post coming on this one in the near future. I can swing on such a pendulum of productivity to laziness, and never know how to swing out of the latter when I'm in that rut. Ever feel that way? Leo's words will challenge you with how to move past those feelings. I also found comfort in knowing I'm not the only person that feels this way. (Jordan is the best at finding interesting articles and resources, and is the one who gets credit for emailing me this link.)
- Embracing the Crazy | Angie Warren, from The Art of Simple
- ver had this elaborate plan in your mind of how something would turn out? Did it go that way? Ya, mine didn't either. Angie's post is a genuine, authentic read from a mom choosing to "embrace the crazy" rather than fight it.
- Genuinely Charming Taylor Swift Makes a Surprise Appearance at a Fan's Bridal Shower | Relevant
- Ok, this one is pretty uncharacteristic for me to look at, let alone share. I wouldn't consider myself a die-hard TSwift fan (my sister on the other hand...) but she is just a likeable person. And this is particularly neat because the fan she surprised is in Columbus, Ohio! (Not too far from where I live.)