D.C. adds a social worker to library system to work with homeless patrons ›

6 notes

Comments

#library

#libraries

#social work

#homelessness

#washington dc library

My dad on his first day of school, Sept. 6, 1946. #tbt #backtoschool

My dad on his first day of school, Sept. 6, 1946. #tbt #backtoschool

10 notes

Comments

#backtoschool

#tbt

Nation's Oldest Library in Danger of Closing ›

52 notes

Comments

#library

#libraries

#library financial trouble

#darby pennsylvania

Serving the Underserved: Lunch at the Library | ALSC Blog ›

Love this of a local library reaching out to those kids who miss out on meals due to summer vacation.

1 note

Comments

#library

#libraries

#northern illinois food bank

#glen ellyn public library

#hunger in america 2014

Obligatory. 

4th Grade and Kindergarten.

Finally.

Obligatory.

4th Grade and Kindergarten.

Finally.

9 notes

Comments

#the girls

#yay!

"Im goen to hav u gam pyte"

The 5 y.o. invited her big sis to her game party.

"Im goen to hav u gam pyte"

The 5 y.o. invited her big sis to her game party.

7 notes

Comments

#the girls

#phonics in action!

Living a life of action through faith (#interrupted)

I was given the opportunity to read Jen Hatmaker’s revised and expanded edition of her book, Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks your Comfortable Christianity. Too many times I live in the realm of “comfortable Christianity.” I try to be a good role model and example to our girls by taking them to church every Sunday and even some times during the week. We also pray before dinner and just generally try to be good people. But in the back of my mind I know this is all well and good but simply not enough. I was going through the motions but not diving fully into what it means to be a person of faith.

So then I read Interrupted. It was good. No, it was really good. It spoke to me in a way that no other Christian text has ever done. It gave me lines like:

Believer, your life is too essential to waste on pettiness or word wars, greed or ladder climbing, anger or bitterness, fear or anxiety, regret or disappointment. Life is too short. We must run, not walk, the way of Isaiah 58, embracing authentic faith manifested through mercy and community. Living on mission requires nothing less.

This is what I want. A life that is authentic. A life that lifts others when I come into contact with. A life that never ever makes someone feel less than. This is not to say that I am a mean person. Hardly. Rather I am person right now that is busy. I am busy taking care of children, a dog, a household, aging parents, etc., etc.. In all this busyness I forget to truly live and embrace my faith. I need to reach out more instead of reaching inward for a fulfillment of grace. This book inspired me to do more. I haven’t had a non-fiction book do this for me in a very long time.

I could go on and on about this book. It is that good. But I know that you don’t check out this page for me to become all preachy on you. I will just leave you with this. If you are searching for something that will show you the goodness of being a Christian and a call to action on what it truly means to be a Christian, I urge you to check out Interrupted as well. And well, yeah, lines like this:

3 notes

Comments

#jen hatmaker

#interrupted book review

#christian book review

#interrupted

34 notes

Comments

morrowplanet:

totallyrecalled:

1980 Shirt Tales Stickers

GPOYW

Totally had these in my rad sticker collection.Would trade for again.

morrowplanet:

totallyrecalled:

1980 Shirt Tales Stickers

GPOYW

Totally had these in my rad sticker collection.

Would trade for again.

210 notes

Comments

#80s stuff

#sticker collection

Pockets

Today the 5 yr old “C” was talking about Pockets (our dog). She loves to imagine that Pockets has a mom and a dad and brothers and sisters dogs that she really misses.

C then went on to say that I am Pockets’ mom now and that I can give her milk (from my breasts).

Yeah, so that was my Tuesday.

7 notes

Comments

#the girls

#Pockets the dog

#convos

Page 1 of 44

1

2

3

4

5

Next ›