"help me pray" by natalia
And blink, memory’s a strong thing sometimes,
and there’s a prayer time on Sunday morning, kneeling on thin blue carpet.
Pray alone, pray with partners: Hermana Tere doesn’t just say “pray for”,
she says Help me pray.
"the one with all the dating" by erin
And so, as I sat there fidgeting and uninspired, I did what any red-blooded blogger would do - I turned to Instagram. (Although, sometimes we turn to Pinterest. Depends on the mood, right?) I posted this and asked my community of beautiful women to share their experience and wisdom, and their response blew me away!
"standing out" by meg
i think we're taught our whole lives on how to blend in. sure our clothes can make us stand out, or the color of our hair. but since grade school, we're taught by society how to be.
"what instagram has taught me" by leslie
Instagram has dispelled 5 myths, I've found, which for me equals a little bit of a personal historical revolution: I have a full year's worth of captured moments of my real, everyday life, most of which would never have been considered camera-worthy in my previous existence.
"when Jesus doesn't dazzle" by rachel
...I slink through my quiet time, jotting down verses that stand out in an obligatory manner. Not because they set my heart on fire. (They once set my heart on fire.)
"word of the year" by bethany
Back in my sweet old life, I had total control of what my life looked like and how I filled my days. I could work, go to school, go on little trips, wear what I wanted to, walk around in parks and museums for hours, go on long bike rides, buy flowers at the farmer's market and have parties with friends. You get the picture. But when I left all that behind and boarded a plane bound for Kuwait...almost every piece of what "control" looks like to me felt stripped away.