Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Must-Reads (November 10)

Photo: Linda Nylind for The Guardian
It's Monday and--after surviving a sleepover with 6 10-year-olds this weeken-- I sleepily present to you a few good reads I stumbled into this week:

On pregnancy and the secrecy we keep to deal with potential loss: I'm Pregnant. So Why Can't I Tell You?

A fresh look: School Prayer Doesn't Need a Comeback.

On what God is like: If You Can't Say it about Jesus, then Don't Say it about God.

As usual, a little edgy, but to the point: Jamie the Very Worst Missionary criticizes the use of the word "blessed" in her post #Blessed.

Parenting through our anger: Why Yelling Doesn't Help.

For laughs, if you're a Jane Austen fan: If the characters of Pride and Prejudice Could Text.

***Heather Weber is the author of Dear Boy,: An Epistolary Memoir.

"Dear Boy, is a brilliant and unusual memoir of distance and absence--the absence of a beloved brother from his sister's life and the absence of healthy mothering that, over the years, drove brother and sister apart. Weber deftly shifts point of view so that, piece by piece, readers gather the sum of confusion and loss. Yet there is so much love and forgiveness in the narrator that, in a way, each character is redeemed. I'm moved by this life, this telling of it." --Fleda Brown, author of Driving with Dvorak.

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