1. Ribbon Run
After our dad died this winter, my brother bought a motorcycle. And I took up running (again).
After a hiatus of 15 years, I decided if my body is going down anyway, I might as well go all the way with it. I was easily persuaded to run a 5K last Saturday benefiting breast cancer research, and I talked my daughter into running it with us.
The last race we ran together was a week before she was born; she doesn’t remember it. In that race we crossed the finish line at the exact same moment; in Saturday’s race, she crossed way ahead of me. (Maybe I should have bought a motorcycle instead.)
2. Sunflowers in the fall
If these sunflowers wouldn’t bloom so crazy gorgeous each fall, I’d cut them all down in a heartbeat. They spread like crazy; they make me itch; they fall down too easily in the rain. But when they bloom, wow!
3. Photo Op
So we take advantage of the sunflower backdrop every year. If my youngest daughter keeps honing her photography skills, we’ll never have to return to the fire department photo shoots again. (That’s as close as we get to professional photographers.)
4. Reading is not an end in itself
After posting Seth Godin’s rant on Wednesday that people don’t read enough (I agree), Zach Nielsen followed it on Thursday with this video of Al Mohler explaining why we should read for a higher purpose. It’s funny. It’s serious. It’s good.
“It is the way God has chosen to help his people grow and it’s been that way from the beginning.”
5. How (not) to invite someone to church
Since I’ve been writing about church this week, I knew I’d have to use this video when I saw it on Mike Cope’s blog two days ago. It made me laugh. And made me sad.
But it made me think: there’s gotta be a better way to share the good news. What do you think?
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What’s been a favorite of yours this week? Please share.