Weekly Roundup 5.15.14: Can Christians Live in Beautiful Homes? and other thoughtsA few posts worth reading on family, faith, disability, and culture
Weekly Roundup 5.15.14: Can Christians Live in Beautiful Homes? and other thoughts
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I didn't get much reading done this week, what with another round of the throw-up bug hitting our house on the heels of Penny's ballet recital, Mother's Day, and the school spring concert. We did manage to finish Pippi Longstocking and start Owls in the Family (both books I highly recommend as read alouds for the 5-8 year old set as well as for the parents). I managed to note a few articles of interest in the midst of it all, and hopefully you will enjoy these too:

Culture

"I used to think it was unChristian of me to want the attractive, comfortable home of my daydreams. Now I'm grateful for my renovated kitchen. Find out why Ellen Painter Dollar Stopped Feeling Guilty for Wanting a Beautiful Home.

"We can't merely see contraceptives as a drug of convenience or a political pawn or a subject of debate." In her guest post for her.meneutics, Jenny Eaton Dyer urges her readers to think differently about birth control in Family Planning Through a Global Lens.

Family

"Maybe the question is not whether motherhood is harder for a movie star than it is for a mom who works 9 to 5. Maybe the question is this: What would happen if we let go of the need to compare at all? What would happen if we accept that motherhood is simply hard?" Discover Who has it hardest? in Micha Boyett's blogpost.

Disability

Margot Starbuck discusses the beauty of disability and community in The Surprising and Beautiful Solution for a Dying New Jersey Church -- her interview with Judy Broker, Pastor of Friends to Friends Community Church featured on Gifted for Leadership.

Culture

"I used to think it was unChristian of me to want the attractive, comfortable home of my daydreams. Now I'm grateful for my renovated kitchen. Find out why Ellen Painter Dollar Stopped Feeling Guilty for Wanting a Beautiful Home.

"We can't merely see contraceptives as a drug of convenience or a political pawn or a subject of debate." In her guest post for her.meneutics, Jenny Eaton Dyer urges her readers to think differently about birth control in Family Planning Through a Global Lens.

Happy reading!

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